ERDrPC Posted April 9, 2010 Share Posted April 9, 2010 Hey Crew,Vidabox is its own home automation company based on windows. However, they make a 5U 44TB (24 drive) RACK24 server which I believe can be used with any home automation setup (hopefully C4). It has the disc backup software and metadata gathering automated. I believe you have to add AnyDVD HD yourself. It can be setup RAID 1/5/6 on top of WHS. I'm concerned about a RAID 6 in this environment with 24 possible drives only having 2 drives for redundancy. http://www.vidabox.com/products_rack24.phpI'm sure a DYI server could be done for cheaper but having something that just works and where they can remote-in to update & fix is appealing. I was planning dual QNAP TS-809U-RP each set-up as RAID 6. Each has room for 8 drives but using RAID 6, two would be used for redundancy in case of failure. 12 TB total. Then using 3 or 4 Dune 3.0 bases to pull content off of the server and distributing it would be awesome. Hopefully, 2.0 will allow for custom GUI similar to Mediabroswer or My movies instead of only the album art view.I'd like to hear from the dealers out there to gauge their opinion of integrating a beast like the RACK24. If the dune can pull the content then integrating the metadata should be no issue, right? After some more browsing, Vidabox advertises that systems such as Crestron/AMX/HAI can access their systems using IP or RS232 control using Autonomic Home MCS-EX. Now I'm not sure if this is intended to be used to control their own media extenders (separate product - they don't support .iso,.mkv., ifo...etc) or if it would be required to control their server when using any media player (Dune, Niveus, Netgear). I wonder if our C4 programmers can take their IP protocols and adapt them to C4. Maybe it's not even needed if I plan on using the Dune to pull and deliver content ???I would want to integrate this into a C4 installation.Cheers Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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