External Hard Drive Playback

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by snwcrshx, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. snwcrshx macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    I am setting up a home theater system using a Mac Mini and will be using an external 2 slot-raid 1 to house the movies and tv shows which will be connected via Firewire 800.

    I was wondering if the WD Caviar Green drives will give good playback or if I need to get something faster?

    Thank you!!
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    The external drive itself will not be the bottleneck.
  3. below sea level macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2009
    You won't have any issues. As was said above, the bottleneck won't be the hard drive.

    For what it's worth, my entire library is on an external hard drive and I never experience speed issues.
  4. snwcrshx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009

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