|Jul 13, 2012, 02:15 AM||#126|
Funny I saw this thread, I'm looking at the same thing... my setup so far, which i believe would make a nice media server:
and 2x (I might swap this out for the samsung ultra low voltage ram):
and 2x (for the hard drive bays):
This is $196 driveless. That little mini ITX motherboard has 6 6GB/s Sata ports too! The processor that is included is a duel-core 1.0ghz Atom processor than barely uses any power. Now, couple this with those new WD Red NAS drives that were recently annouced at (1TB at $109 a pop) and this is the route I'm going to share media throughout my household and back it up as well. I plan to get 2 2TB HDD's in a redundant RAID array to start.
I will be most likely running FreeNAS8 on this box, but it looks like in the 8.1 release, it will support being an iTunes server, which would be great.
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Last edited by Creibold; Jul 13, 2012 at 02:25 AM.
|Feb 5, 2013, 10:57 AM||#127|
I went a different route, I'm using an old white MacBook which is AFP sharing 6 external drives.
Ideally, I'll upgrade it to a used Mac Mini for under $300 and then run FW800 instead of FW400 which the MacBook is running.
This solution is great as it is a native Apple solution, works great with Time Machine without any monkeying around, and you can use Disk Utility to SPAN/BIG, or RAID disks as required.
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