Macbook Setup advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mashinhead, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    So i need a little setup advice. I have a Powermac and a 20 inch monitor which i'm selling. To save money and get the best i can for it. I was originally going to get a 24" iMac, but upon further consideration decided that i will wait til Macworld to get a new desktop. Alternatively i have a macbook, and 24" dell which i just ordered that will act as my desktop for the next 3 mos. The problem comes in here:

    My macbook has 100gb of space, and my PM has 500gb, of which 350 is full. The issue is where and how to store all my data, mostly multimedia, in a safe and easily accesible setup for my MB. I was either going to:

    a.) get a 500 gb external (fw/USB 2) on which i would mirror my current PM and plugin to the MB, but i'm concerned about performance or file transfer speed, and whether i should mirror it or just use it as data storage, I don't really Need to mirror it.

    b.) or get a small server like this one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...CategoryId=pcmcat33200050002&id=1149206643191 but i don't know how fast or reliable that is. Any thoughts?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The external drive mirroring sounds like the best option to me.
     

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