External Hard Drive Playback

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

  1. snwcrshx macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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

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