Macbook Setup advice

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

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    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: but i don't know how fast or reliable that is. Any thoughts?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The external drive mirroring sounds like the best option to me.

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