Disk-based media is so last century, darling – but digital files can lurk all over the place unconsolidated and unloved. One of the best options we've seen to organise your digital media this CES has been the monster 4TB Escient Vision VX-600 media server.
The four 1TB drives should be ample to store all your tunes and images, or just plonk up to 600 movies on it instead – take that, Blockbuster. The VX-600 will also stream content to its player, the VC1, which features HDMI 1.3 support and upscaling to 1080p.
But the best bit is that support for music subscription service Rhapsody is included on the VX-600. Similar to Napster, this previously US-based service gives you access to 500 million streamed tracks, in over 500 genres (are there really 500 genres??) and is launching here in "Q1" (or sometime before Spring in plain English). It would take you roughly 38 years to listen to all of Rhapsody's content – even if you left out Girls Aloud.
The user interface is also lovely (although I'm sure Apple might have something so say about the, ahem, inspiration, behind it) – browse your movie library by actor, genre, rating or a strangely familiar cover-browsing feature.
If your new year's resolution was to get your media organised, this may well be the answer – Vision is shipping at the end of the month to the UK, price tbc, although the VS-600 is currently $7,999, with the VC-1 weighing in at £1,999.