Backup solution/Media Server for home use
For any backups I've done at home I have always done this manually to an external HDD as I only ever had 1 machine which stored data on. I still have 1 machine, but the wife also has a laptop which she does work on and stores lots of photos. Now I have started looking at NAS devices which I can use to automate a backup from my machine and the laptop. Briefly looking around I have seen that there are lots of options and have spotted this found via HotdealsUK which seems a decent price.
Currently I also connect the laptop up to the TV if I would like to watch any photo's/video which is stored on the computer but I would like a media player which I could connect to the TV and use instead.
What I would like to do is have a media player which I could connect up to the TV and leave there which I could also use as a backup solution via wireless. I have seen that I could get a microserver, but I would like something which could sit queitly under the TV without taking too much space (that and I don't think she would be happy with another computer).
The most important thing is a backup solution that will just run in the background so Mrs Penfold doesn't have to even think about it, but if I'm spending the money I would like to consider all the options. I don't really need a media server but wondered if I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone by getting a backup solution which would allow me to run a media server in the living room.