A small, cheap, RAID backup solution

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FatGolfer, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. FatGolfer macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Hello All

    I am looking for a small, redundant backup solution.

    I am considering getting a mac mini and a couple of IOmega MiniMax firewire drives.

    My question is, is this a feasible solution? Can OSX support RAID and if so would it be able to set up RAID 1 on these external firewire drives?

    If this is not a good solution can anyone else suggest a relatively cheap backup solution that is network accesible and compatible with OSX, Linux and Windows?

    Thanks a lot...
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    OSX supports software RAID quite well. You can easily set up RAID1 on a pair of external drives. But if all you want is a network accessable RAID solution you might be better off buying an off-the shelf one like this. It appears to only be $299 without disks which is less than a Mac Mini and as it's not a general purpose device should consume less power...
  3. FatGolfer thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Thank you I will take a look at some network drives.
  4. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2006
    washington dc
    Not sure exactly what your budget is, but I purchased a Buffalo Terastation (1 Terabyte, Raid NAS) for $700 new off of eBay. You might want to check that out.

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