|Mar 2, 2010, 01:27 PM||#1|
Old PM G5 as a NAS?
I may get my hands on a first gen Power Mac G5, and I have two questions:
1- Can I use this G5 as a NAS?
2- Can I mount more than 2 drives in there, even though officially there's only room for 2?
|Mar 2, 2010, 03:14 PM||#4|
There are also adapters that could fit 2.5" drives in the PCIe slots, which would increase your internal storage capacity.
The maximum internal storage capacity of a G5 should be 18TB with proper mounting.
5 3.5" drives (2TB) and 8 2.5" drives (1TB).
Of course all that drives would require additional SATA (RAID) controllers.
|Mar 3, 2010, 05:51 AM||#5|
|Mar 3, 2010, 11:37 AM||#6|
Not exactly sure what power supply the G5 has (700watt?), but leaving it running 24/7 as a NAS will cost you significantly more than a 2 or 4 drive dedicated NAS unit. It'll be like running a small microwave oven continuously.
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|Mar 3, 2010, 11:53 AM||#7|
My 09 MP's power supply is rated at 980W, but it only pulls around 110W during regular usage.
It's significantly more than a NAS, but then again, electricity is cheap around here.
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