Hi, my name is Britton. Are you available?
good deal -- I'm not totally about your issue. Can you pleas explain your question in more detail?
I use a hard disk (Lacie) to back up my TV shows and movies on iTunes, but since I have a lot of TV shows I now have 3 hard drives so it's not really good if I want to watch anything again because I have to go through all three. So, do you think I should use another brand? I also know about iCloud, which I think is coming out this fall, so do you think I should wait for it and what do you suggest?
Are you still available?
What size (e.g. 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, etc...) are the hard drives you're using? Given the inexpensive nature of hard drives these days, you may want to consider buying a single large (2-3TB) drive that you can use to consolidate the other 3 into, does that make sense?
The three of them are 500 GB
There are other options as well. We're not totally clear on the details of iCloud yet, but I don't think it's going to be a good location for storing large amounts of video data. iCloud will likely be much better at storing music, documents, etc...
do you mean 3x 500GB for a total of 1500GB (1.5TB)? Or all 3 added together are 500GB?
500 Gb each. So a total of 1500 GB
I see -- well, if you're looking to use a single drive, you may want to consider using RAID to combine multiple drives together. This way, Mac OS X will essentially seeXXXXXinstead of all 3. However, I will warn you that RAID is fairly complicated and, if not managed correctly, may cause you more problems down the road. Honestly, I think the easiest solution for you to manage is to upgrade to a single, large drive. Western Digital makes a great 2TB green drive that's running for about $70 right now
3TB will run you around $160
Okay, thank you
sure thing. You may also want to consider getting a NAS (network attached storage) that you can use as a mass storage area that you can access over your network from your Mac