Accessing media from a newtorked hard drive
Hi all. I have owned a Roku (aka pinnacle) Soundbridge M101 for a couple of years now which has freed up all the audio content on my pc to be available via my hi fi system. It is one of the best pieces of electronics I have ever owned and I'm looking to upgrade my wifi network to include a Network Accessed Drive (eg the Western Digital 'My Book').
I want my hi fi to have access to my digital audio 24/7 instead of at the moment only when the pc is on (I could leave the pc on all the time but would rather not).
Apparently, the Soundbridge will not support this which is a great shame - it will access the wi fi network drive, but only via the pc. The idea of 24/7 direct media access via an 'on all the time' network hard drive (which I would much rather do) has tremendous appeal.
So - my question is - is there any newer streaming hardware out there that I could replace the Roku with that will work directly with a NAS drive, and does anyone have any preferences on whether there are NAS drives (or 'some kinda wi fi media storage system') that work better than others.
Many thanks in advance - can't find any info on this on the computing forums so thought I'd try here.