Besides the first copy of the collection you need a backup copy and to keep it all in backup a third copy.
DVDFAB gets mentioned a lot but no one discusses ripping here. See what company hosts this forum and you may understand why.
So you would need 2 or 3 six to 8 TB systems. It won't do to have a single NAS since it can get hit by a virus or lightning so you need another copy, safely stored.
I am wanting to move my DVD collection to an NAS device to watch them over my network. I have approximately 600 standard DVD movies, approximately 300 bluray movies, and approximately 300 standard DVD TV series disks. I have ripped a few of each to my hard drive to estimate storage capacity needed. The bluray movies and standard TV series disks are approximately 8GB each and the standard DVD movies are about 2GB each. So the expected capacity needed would be simple arithmetic; 600 blurays/TV series x 8GB = 4.8TB plus 600 standard DVD movies x 2GB = 1.2TB so approximately 6TB of storage would be needed. Is this an accurate estimation or required HD space?
Also, does anyone know of a software package that will rip and convert the Toshiba HD-DVD movie format?