My Beautiful All in One iMac..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kaelell, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. kaelell macrumors 6502

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    so I was just doodling the set-up of my forthcoming Beautiful "All In One" iMac...
    (see pic)

    :p



    (note* thread not completely serious)
     

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  2. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    I see what you did there... Nice not having an extra power cord for the CPU and a video cable, eh? ;)
     
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  5. kaelell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    knew I forgot something ! :p
     
  6. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Why is your time machine capsule connected to your firewire box? My time machine doesn't even have a firewire port, let alone a thunderbolt port... ?
     
  7. Cidtek macrumors newbie

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    You forgot the HDMI out connection... oops never mind.
     
  8. vladfein macrumors regular

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    Fail... How do you connect your iPhone???
     
  9. OlMighty macrumors member

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    But look how much space you've saved by having a wireless keyboard and trackpad!!!

    And no usb mug warmer...disgraceful.
     
  10. kaelell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its just a firewire drive set up as a time machine

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    oh noes i forgot that too !
     
  11. dhokes macrumors regular

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  12. kaelell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea I mean I just HAD to go wireless on those, no two ways about it, hate clutter...
     
  13. WrrN macrumors regular

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    It's so true. At first I thought, what the heck? But upon closer inspection, this setup is not so different from mine. Crazy how much crap we have in our digital lives.

    Just missing this in the schematic:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I'd swap out the FW800 storage, Time Machine and SD reader for a Synology DS213 or DS213+. The copy button is pretty handy if the thing is on your desk.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. bjm2660 macrumors 6502

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    You should mount all that stuff on the back of the iMac.
     
  16. mihai.ile macrumors member

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    Now put this Synology thing close to the iMac and there you have it. The tower and the display :D
     
  17. kaelell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I like this :) ignoring the obvious....
    what does the copy button do exactly?
     
  18. bjm2660 macrumors 6502

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    Whatever it does, it's a big improvement over the "fail" button.
     
  19. blueroom, Dec 6, 2012
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    blueroom macrumors 603

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    The copy button will copy anything plugged into the SD card slot or front USB port into a user selected folder on the NAS. It's very fast and easy.

    Those Synology NAS's are very powerful LAMP servers, bog easy to setup and use, stable. I've got a DS212 myself.
     
  20. kaelell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oooh I like
     
  21. IGregory macrumors 6502a

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    You are allowed. Its a rough sketch not the final product. :D
     
  22. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The only negative are like anything with mechanical HDDs is you're going to hear those drives. No different than any HDD enclosure you've got on your desk. The fan is near silent.

    But there are many things a good NAS can do a FW800 drive can't.
    Cloud storage, WebDAV, FTP, Apache (web server), email server, dyndns, rsync, security camera DVR, oodles of plug ins, multiple OS support, multiple user support...
     
  23. Arman macrumors regular

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    Based on your schematic, I think you still have a spare USB port. How about a mini-LED christmas light given it's the holidays.
     

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