X Serve Raid to iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheNightPhoenix, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005

    Is it possible to connect an X Serve Raid to an iMac?

    My thoughts are that i need some extra hardware to convert fibrecahnnel to firewire or the such? Or, a differnt RAID system with firewire?
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    The way we connect to our server is via gigabit ethernet. All you need is a Gigabit switch and some cat5 cable.
    Currently there are 2 G5s, a G4, a mini, several PeeCees, and some MBPs hooked to that thing.
  3. TheNightPhoenix thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005
    I think you miss understnad my question. I'm not talking about connecting to a server but dirrectly to an X Serve RAID unit. It does not have giabit ethernet.
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    No. You need a fibre channel card. You cannot get one for an iMac as it doesn't have any slots. You need an PowerMac G5, XServe or Mac Pro.

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