Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Me1000, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    ok, im on a macbook, and looking forward to the leopard upgrade, im worried about time machine.

    in the WWDC keynote, it was said that you could backup to external hard drives or servers.

    I dont really want to carry around a external hard drive with me at all times, so i was considering a server.

    id really like to have a server at home just to dump everything onto.

    So, i was thinking of buying a powermac G4 and sticking a 500+GB HDD in it!

    so i have a few questions...

    Will i be able to let windows computers throw files on it? I know there is file sharing, but i have tried to enable it, and i cant see my mac from my PC, but i can see my PC from my mac.

    Will the G4 (the first look, non quicksilver) be able to handle 500GBs??

    will I be able to use it as a server for general files, and a time machine backup?

    Will i have to run OS X server for Time machine? or just a general OS X client?

    Could i just use a NAS HDD for time machine, instead of a server?

    and a general question,

    Will i be able to put random files on the time machine backup disk? or does it require a dedicated drive?

    I know most users wont know this so i guess its up to pirates, and developers who have paid for the leopard preview!

  2. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2006
    35 Miles From Chicago, Illinois
    I know under system prefs>sharing>check windows sharing. So im pretty the windows files should go on there
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    You'll most likely need a PCI ATA card to handle the larger size without a problem.

    At first, I thought this thread was about some sort of figurine or something. *Possible.
  4. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    will i be able to boot straight to that drive if i run it off a PCI card?
  5. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    hey, i'm just trying to be helpful with this... just so you know, this is how you spell possible. not trying to make fun of you, just help.

    i'm not sure about the time machine question.
  6. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    yeah if you read, that was already brought up;

    however im pretty sure i dont have the ability to change the title!

    FYI: it was safaris spell check, I didnt check it twice...
    BTW, I cant spell worth a * anyway! :p
  7. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    ah, sorry. didn't see that. it was close to the bottom so i thought it was part of his sig.

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