Originally posted by Anders
Can I have some of your money?
My idea is that it would be self-funding, I could sell the DVDs after ripping them
With 500Gb disks I'd need 11 (or 12 I supposed) 500Gb disks for a RAID 5 config = about £2,500
Enclosures, about another grand or so
Bunch of cables, maybe another FW card or something similar in SATA-flavour, about £500.
Total, about £4k
Then about a thousand DVDs, should get around £4 each (maybe more).
I would happily daisy-chain them all with FW off one or two channels as I would only need DVD read-rates. I could then have a Mac Mini under my tv for one-off DVD playing/new-disk-ripping, play the old DVDs via FrontRow and play any "obtained" films too.