External Storage Advice

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MacFanUK, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

    MacFanUK

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    Hey,
    Ok, I've decided to buy a Mac Mini to use as a work machine and then depending on it's performance, I will either replace it with an iMac and my girlfriend will use the Mac Mini as her work machine or just buy another Mac Mini for her.

    However, at the moment, in addition to me using the Mac Mini, I am currently using a Windows machine and my girlfriends work machne is a Windows machine.

    Is there a storage solution that could serve both Windows and OSX through the network? How about some kind of file server like Linux or Windows? What would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    A network drive? Size and price requirements are always a positive when discussing externals.
     
  4. MacFanUK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I'm buying a new drive, I'd say £100 max really and would like 1TB for that. However, if I go down the server route, I already had 2 x 500GB Hard Drives and a PC that I could use if that would work.

    I have been looking at the IcyBox NAS4220 but that's £105 without any drives.
     

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