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#195652 28-Apr-2016 15:16
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At present I have an Intel NUC that I use as an HTPC running Kodi. My storage is 3 external HDD with 4TB of space each. I've just recently picked up a Shield TV to use in the theater room for movies and games. Don't really want to have a bunch of external drives sitting in my cabinet so I was wondering what I could do, or setup, in order to have access to that Storage from the Shield while the storage is located elsewhere?


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  #1543875 29-Apr-2016 10:32
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I hear there's this new technology called networking...


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  #1543900 29-Apr-2016 10:49
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I have not used Kodi (ever), or XBMC in a very long time, but if your HTPC will be streaming the content to your Nvidia Shield, then just install Kodi on the Shield and tell it to find the HTPC (Kodi) server.


 
 
 
 


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  #1543909 29-Apr-2016 11:02
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Kopkiwi:

 

At present I have an Intel NUC that I use as an HTPC running Kodi. My storage is 3 external HDD with 4TB of space each. I've just recently picked up a Shield TV to use in the theater room for movies and games. Don't really want to have a bunch of external drives sitting in my cabinet so I was wondering what I could do, or setup, in order to have access to that Storage from the Shield while the storage is located elsewhere?

 

 

I'm no expert at NAS, but can you just attach them to your router so they'll stream across your network? If they're removable you could get a 4-bay enclosure to house them, then they'd only take up one port on the router.





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  #1543913 29-Apr-2016 11:06
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attaching them to your router is not the best idea if your want good performance


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  #1543916 29-Apr-2016 11:08
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Most routers will only allow one USB device to be attached, some two, but not sure you could attach three of them. A 4 bay NAS would be a good solution, but not required assuming the OP is not wanting to spend any more money, and is happy to have the HTPC running at the same time as the Shield.


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  #1543929 29-Apr-2016 11:13
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 Samba file sharing on the htpc, add the shares as a network video source on kodi on the shield tv.








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  #1543930 29-Apr-2016 11:16
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HiroProtagonist:

 

I hear there's this new technology called networking...

 

 

 

 

You're so helpful. Why bother posting


 
 
 
 


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  #1543931 29-Apr-2016 11:16
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Clearly I need to learn some more about NAS, as I am wondering what to do with my three extra internal drives on my 2008 Mac Pro when it finally keels over (still okay for now, fingers crossed).

 

Plex would also work for the OP if they want to keep the current configuration, then. Install server on the HTPC and client app on the Shield TV. I use it on the Mac Pro and AppleTV in that fashion - works well.





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  #1543935 29-Apr-2016 11:19
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HowickDota:

 

 Samba file sharing on the htpc, add the shares as a network video source on kodi on the shield tv.

 

 

 

 

Awesome, thanks for that mate, will check it out.


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  #1556705 21-May-2016 09:57
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If you're looking for a NAS device, I can highly recommend the Synology line of products.

 

I have a 214Play, which is just been superceded by this model - the 216Play:
https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/DS216play

 

I have had a D-Link NAS and a Promise SmartStor NAS... but the Synology wins hands down.

 

 


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  #1556766 21-May-2016 12:23
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BuckoNZ:

 

If you're looking for a NAS device, I can highly recommend the Synology line of products.

 

I have a 214Play, which is just been superceded by this model - the 216Play:
https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/DS216play

 

I have had a D-Link NAS and a Promise SmartStor NAS... but the Synology wins hands down.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the recommendation. At some stage in the next couple of years I suspect my old Mac Pro will need replacing (it is 8 years old already) and I was wondering how to house the additional internal hard drives when I likely replace it with a much smaller machine. NAS seems like a sensible solution but the options are bewildering.





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