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|Jan 15, 2012, 09:10 AM||#1|
Mac Mini as a NAS/Server?
I've just got a WD TV Live. Right now I have it hooked up to a USB HDD, but longer term some kind of NAS would be nice as it would have uses outside of the WD TV.
Anyway, as I have my current USB HDD, and a Lacie 2Big Triple which has 2 drive bays and is USB or Firewire, I was wondering whether it would be possible/practical to hang it off my old G4 Mini in the garage/spare room with the Triple attached?
The Mini doesn't have wifi so I'd be looking to connect it over ethernet to a powerline network adaptor and have it come out where the router is.
I've no idea what the limitations may be on that age of Mini - it's been sat in the loft for 4 years I think
Thanks a lot.
Last edited by hutchingsp; Jan 15, 2012 at 09:20 AM.
|Jan 15, 2012, 10:08 AM||#2|
You'll be fine using something like that for a NAS or basic server. It's got more than enough processing power to max out your network connection. Go for it!
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