Building a media server to use with my mac mini

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by da123kid, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. da123kid macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2008
    Hello all,
    I'm a recent windows switcher, and I'm loving life on the mac side. I currently run a mac mini C2D with Front Row as a media server, handling all of my music and ripped movies. I'm looking to build a media server with a RAID 5 array and 3-4 TBs of storage capabilities. I would love some advice as to the best way to go about accomplishing this to run with a mac. I would like it to be NAS, but this isn't a necessity as I can just share it through the mini or my airport extreme for my two other mac book pros to view the files. I definitely don't have the cash to spend on an xserve, so would like to build a system from scratch. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. tderemigis macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2006
    im also interested in something like this. anyone have a raid setup for storage of their media?
  3. noobey macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    dont know if this helps but i use a qnap ts409 to do what your after.
    it uses raid 5 and emails me if there are any issues.
    i can yank ANY drive and slap in a new one without losing ANY data!

    pretty sweet.

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