Best way to setup Mac Mini as NAS?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by secretpact, May 14, 2012.

  1. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    I want to setup my old Mac Mini as a NAS with its internal drive. What is the best way to do this? Is FreeNAS compatible with a Mac Mini?
     
  2. philipma1957, May 14, 2012
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    sell it on ebay and buy a synology


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108114


    not being a wise guy but the old mini will have 500gb or so this machine can use a 2tb drive.

    I have an older version a ds110j works very nice. I link 4 mac minis and a diy pc to it and it is a good piece of gear. I have a 2tb samsung in it.


    there are lots of ways to get it to work with all 5 machines. If you are all mac it will work if you are all windows it will work. If you are windows and mac if will work. it works with windows 7 snow leopard and lion. my main use is to move all my tv shows recorded on eye tv from comp. to comp.
     
  3. KScottMyers, May 14, 2012
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