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Need storage for your Chromecast? Toshiba’s AeroCast Wi-Fi hard drive does that

The AeroCast is only available with 1TB of storage, which is slightly disappointing, but its complete PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone compatibility more than makes up for the lack of capacity options. You may have to limit your digital hoarding, but at least you know accessing and sharing the content will be as easy as pie on all mobile and computing platforms. […] Even better, the tiny contraption can wirelessly pair to a separately sold Google Chromecast and beam your home movies and pictures on the big-screen living room TV via Toshiba’s proprietary Google Cast Ready app. – Adrian Diaconescu,Digital Trends
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TiVo Unveils Crazy-Huge $5,000 DVR with Enough Storage for Three Years of TV

[TiVo] is introducing the TiVo Mega, configured with an almost ridiculous 24 terabytes of total storage capacity. That’s enough to hold up to 4,000 hours of HD programming — amounting to more than five months — or up to 24,000 of standard-def TV, which adds up to nearly three years. […] The Mega is expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2015, to be available through home-theater specialty retailers. The rack-mountable system is built like a data-center server, not a box that can fit under your TV. The expected $5,000 price tag will include product lifetime service, according to TiVo. – Todd Spangler,Variety
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This Box Can Hold an Entire Netflix

Netflix’s Open Connect Appliances (OCAs) is basically a badass connected hard drive. But we’re not talking in GBs of storage here. No, OCAs are measured in TB. The most basic unit, known as a Rev. A, is a 100TB device. How much storage is that in practical terms? According to Netflix, HD video streams use 3GB of data per hour, so if you do a little math you’ll find that a 100TB device holds some 34,133 hours of HD video. That’s 1,422 days, or 203 weeks or just under four years of HD video. And for all that, it’s a mere 7″ x 17″ x 23″, about the size of an old-school PC tower, and weighs just 100 pounds. Heavy, sure, but liftable. It’s hard to lift four years of video; go figure. – Eric Limer, Gizmodo