OS X-friendly NAS?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacVault, May 18, 2006.

  1. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have any recommendations for a Mac OS X-friendly Firewire/USB2 drive/enclosure or NAS that will do hardware RAID1 (mirroring) and that has a Gigabit network interface?

    I'd prefer a NAS but the problem I've seen is that in order to maintain filename compatibility and to retain all file metadata the NAS would have to support AFP and also the volumes would have to be formatted in HFS+. Otherwise it's almost gaurunteed I'd run into problems with filenames or I'd lose metadata information.

    Having asked the above question, when the heck is Apple gonna fix this and be compatible with the rest of the world, eg. so I wouldn't have to worry about losing metadata, or worry about long filenames with strange characters.???
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Short answer: None that I know of support AFP: natively (the one discontinued one that I know did had a fatally flawed implementation)

    Buy a Gigabyte Ethernet G4 and put a SATA controller and some drives in it?
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I just got my metadata to hold over SMB. I have tons of Spotlight comments on files that are on my network drive and they're still viewable to OS X.
     
  4. MacVault thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How the heck did you get it to retain the metadata?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I put in my Spotlight Comments on my iMac and then transfered the files onto my network drive via SMB. When I do a Get Info on a file I see my Spotlight Comments and any additional EXIF ones. I mostly handle images.
     

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