Best Additional Storage Solution

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by dgbarar, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. dgbarar macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    Feb 27, 2014
    Location:
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    #1
    Hi All,

    I am going to make another attempt at increasing my storage capacity for Adobe Creative Cloud projects (Photoshop and Premier Pro) and music. Music will be streamed to wireless network player--most likely BlueSound Node 2. I do my work on a MacBook Pro and Air. Solution must be wireless.

    Here are my two choices:
    1. QNAP TS-453 Pro or TS-453A.
    2. 2014 Mac Mini Base model with OS X Server. Data storage to be provide by OWC ThunderBay Mini or Akito Thunder 2 Quad Mini. RAID 5 array to be maintained by SoftRAID 5 that will reside on the Mini.
    Which is the better solution? Please include in your analysis safety of data (I recognize I will require an offsite back-up solution), data transfer speed (router will be an ASUS RT-AC68U), noise, and energy consumption.

    What are your thoughts?

    Cheers,

    Donald Barar
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Feb 19, 2008
    Location:
    The Finger Lakes Region
    #2
    Well if you are considering 4K work get the OWC Thunderbay 4 0 case with SoftRaid. This way you could do 4K video well using the drives you trust.

    Here is a video.



    With SSDs you will not have to certify the drives!
     

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