Pegasus R6 as server AND personal hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by danc222, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2012
    My small office runs off a gigabit ethernet network switch connected to a 2-disk raid 0 NAS.

    I was looking at buying the pegasus R6 unit to replace the NAS as well as provide me with fast external storage. I was going to do this by connecting the R6 to my computer via thunderbolt, then allowing access to (part) of the storage via ethernet.

    Does this seem like a silly thing to do? I'm guessing the other users should get fastest speeds possible for gigabit ethernet (100 odd MB/s) while I get 600+ MB/s. Seems like a win-win. Unless there is a better configuration I'm missing?
    Suggestions much appreciated.
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2010
    The pegasus is mere an very fast secure (raid) external drive. Meaning it has no ethernet ports so your computer has to be on all the time an other computer wants to access the shares, these shares you will have to enable on your computer. In short this can work but one computer has to function as a fileserver on the other hand this will very likely be much faster than an cheaper has.

  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    Your plan will work fine. Thunderbolt is 10x faster than Gigabit Ethernet. As stated as long as your computer is turned on, no issues.

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