Recently, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, hint that Apple television will change the living room. “When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years,” Cook said during an interview on Rock Center with Brian Williams . “ It’s an area of intense interest. I can’t say more than that.” The collaboration between HongHai and Apple pushed out the new iTV, which stirs a consistent buzz on the internet. Before the advent of the iTV, let’s take a look at the Apple living room environment and the role that Thecus NAS plays.
Your photos, home videos, music transferred from LP/CD are data and they are precious. Furthermore, movies, music albums, TV programs purchased from the iTunes store are all big data. A Macbook air has 500GB, iPad/iPhone/iPod provides up to 64GB. It seems you will need more storage capacity. Having your own personal storage device is very important. Thecus NAS supports iTunes server, DLNA, uPnP, and not only does it offer a huge amount of storage space but also provides full network capabilities. Assuming two 1TB hard drives installed in the N2800 with JBOD equals 2TB.
2TB = 2000GB = 426,000 songs = 500 movies = 800,000 photos
Songs: A 4 minute 128-Kbps AAC, transcoding input from the CD, each song is about 4.7MB
Movies: 120 minutes of 720p HD (download from iTunes store), each about 4GB
Photos: with 3264×2448 pixels JPEG (iPhone camera shooting) average of each is approximately 2.5MB
If you think that’s not enough, you may install two 4TB hard drives with JBOD, with a gain of 8TB capacity or two 4TB hard drives with RAID 1; the volume you get is 4TB with data mirroring protection.