|Jul 24, 2011, 02:41 PM||#1|
Mac Mini External storage
I'm a currently looking into getting a Mac Mini to replace my secondary workstation, a core2quad hackintosh, that I built to function as my home workstation. It is starting to be quite slow for what I need it to do, and it is noisy, ugly and uses a lot of power.
The duo i7 seems to fit my needs, except for one thing: storage.
Is it possible to get some sort of external enclosure that can fit 4-5 3.5" drives, and connect that with firewire to the Mac Mini? The enclosures that I find are all RAID, and I would like to have my drives show up as independent drives on the Mini. Is that possible with external solutions?
Hope you can help me, as this would make the decision much easier.
|Jul 24, 2011, 02:44 PM||#3|
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There are lots of solutions. I choose drobo's I wouldnt be without mine tbh. Promise etc all make raid enclosures that meet your needs.
Google 'FireWire 4 bay enclosure' for a nice list
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|Jul 24, 2011, 03:16 PM||#4|
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