help in setting up external backup HDD for Macpro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by triotary, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. triotary, Mar 30, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011

    triotary macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2005
    hi guys,

    not sure is this the correct place to post this.

    On my 2008 Macpro Octo 2.8

    currently has Raptor as my boot, 1 WD 1TB black as my working HDD and another WD 1TB black as my back up for my working HDD. and seagate 320GB as my itunes and media.

    Question is, both my working and backup HDD is almost at full capacity.

    so I'm thinking of setting up an external two bays NAS at raid 1 for double backups. Thinking of samsung 2T F3 HDDs. Sorry can't afford enterprise class HDD ~_~

    As for the NAS connection... should I set up with SATA connection for just go for FW800?

    Is this the correct route or there is a better solution?

    Thanks in advance!!!
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    For the connection, I'd just go FW800, unless you really need backups to be a tiny bit shorter. It's cheaper and easier than installing eSATA stuff.

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