Masscool 3.5in SATA Hard Drive Media Player

I am looking for something like this to store my videos on so the kids don’t damage my DVDs any further. This looks like a great solution to rip my DVD’s to for under 100 dollars and then let the kids select what they want to watch from the menu (no more DVD handling). My problem is that I have only read three reviews on Amazon. Has anyone tried this device and what has been your experience?

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TIA