- Dec 7, 2011
I'm going to put together an htpc here in the next week or two, but it's mainly going to be used as a movie viewer and no pvr'ing of any type. So far, as far as storage goes, I only planned on throing in an 830 128gb ssd for the OS and that's it, figuring I'd be able to watch movies stored on my server through the htpc. Is there any disadvantages to doing this as opposed to storing my movie files locally? I have a spare 1tb hdd currently not being used in my server I can throw in the htpc build, but I'm thinking if I can access the movie files on the htpc through my server, why save locally?