You make a valid point but...
I use my NASLite for storing Video mainly. Inorder to make finding a particular episode or movie that requires maintaining a drive/directory structure.
I currently have my ripped DVDs spread over 1100GB on three drives.
When I started ripping them 18 months ago one drive was enough.
Then I needed 2 drives so I split them A-M and N-Z.
Then 3, A-G H-P Q-Z
Now I need to split them again, the A-G is maxed out.
Had I researched better 18 months ago the split of the DVDs I owned and had a better idea of my future buying habits as to the name of movies that appealed me I could have anticipated these rquirements.
But life is rarely that simple.
Oh and six months ago I just decided not to encode the DVDs just store them as ISOs as 500Gb drives and bigger were getting cheaper.
So here I am facing a Terrabyte shuffle again.
I am sure there are better ways to do this, but I just don't have the budget or the smarts to figure it out.
So unless you can suggest a cheap alternative.
So I am left playing train sets with my files.