Best Additional Storage Solution

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

  1. dgbarar macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2014
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    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?


    Donald Barar
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    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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