Hello everyone, Some of you may have seen my previous discussions about storage challenges in our household. I'm a huge fan of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, especially as a film enthusiast. However, one common issue I've faced is when I want to watch a movie that's not available on these platforms. I've held onto a collection of DVDs and Blu-rays, which I've kept for both decoration and nostalgia. Unfortunately, they occupy a significant amount of space. It's a problem a lot of us have had right? I'm looking to address several key areas: Household Storage for music and films. A Dedicated Backup Solution - potentially standalone from the media storage. The ability to 'Remote' into the home network for out-of-office browsing. A user-friendly setup with the option for some tinkering if needed. A Compact and Aesthetically Pleasing system. Low noise I currently live apart from my partner, which means it doesn't necessarily have to be partner-friendly, but it would be great to find a system that she could easily use to browse our media catalog, likely using Plex as the use case in this instance. I'm not looking for this to be a substantial expense. I'd prefer a solution that can scale as my needs grow, or if I see the benefits of moving to a more extensive setup. As you can probably tell, I enjoy tinkering and getting involved at times. I also have a fondness for repurposing and recycling, finding value in old technology and giving it new life whenever possible. If something works well, why reinvent the wheel, right? This approach often leads me to explore the second-hand market, which I consider a treasure trove. I take pleasure in rejuvenating items that have been through some wear and tear, restoring them to a state where they are cherished once again. Enough of my life story already right?