Drobo + Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by natasha69, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. natasha69 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    I have a windows XP Desktop
    I have a MacBook Pro
    I have a DROBO

    1. -Can I attach a DROBO to a Mac Mini and share it with the network so that the Windows Machine can write to it?
    2. -Can the DROBO be formatted in HFS+, and the Windows Machine can still see and write to it?
    3. -With all the photos stored and the iphoto library stored on the DROBO, can the MacBook Pro use that library file and see all the photos on the Mac Mini?
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    Yes. You need to set it up in the sharing tab of System Preferences as a shared drive and make sure it's sharing via SMB for windows clients to be able to see it.

    Yes, the SMB filesharing protocol will do the translation between the windows client and the HFS+ drive.

    Yes, hold down option (IIRC) as you start iPhoto then you can open a library on any connected network share (or external drive or whatever).

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