I've Finally Taken The Plunge

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Cell-666, May 3, 2011.

  1. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    I've been slowly turning into an Apple fanboy, three iphones, ipad, ipad 2 and today I've taken the plunge and ordered a spanking new 27inch iMac with the following specs

    3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    2TB Serial ATA Drive
    AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5
    MAGIC MOUSE+MAGIC TRACKPAD-Z

    Should be with me next Wednesday they have said.

    But my question is an integration solution. I have several drive from my old PC with all my music, films, photos etc on. I'm looking to set up a wireless server/backup device. Any recommendations ?
     
  2. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    I'm honestly not sure. I put an external 2TB drive under my desk that I run into a USB hub. That USB hub has one cord on my desk that I plug into my Mac and it does my Time Machine back up for me. I'm thinking that a Time Capsul or whatever Apple sells that's a router/backup system combo might do the trick for you.
     
  3. philipma1957, May 3, 2011
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    yeah get a wired/wireless router like dlink . I will post some links.

    this does wireless or wired or both. it can let you use pc/microsoft or mac and you can use synology nas as storage


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=dlink_wireless_router-_-33-127-215-_-Product

    you can hook these up for mac for pc/windows or for both

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...042&cm_re=synology_nas-_-22-108-042-_-Product


    I use these products more or less . I have 3 macs 1 pc and two synology all tied together by a dlink router and a dlink switch . I just used all wired since wireless does not work in my home. ( too close to navy and us airforce bases)
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    You could order and install your own ram for $150 less. My 7 year old could install it.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/iMac/2011/DDR3_21.5_27

    Get a drive dock for your PC drives, if you are semi savvy you can just drag your photos to iPhoto and tunes into iTunes.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...53066&cm_re=drive_dock-_-17-153-066-_-Product

    Is there some reason for wireless? Just hang a 2TB drive off the back for backup with Time Machine. 1/3 the cost and 10X the speed.

    http://www.staples.com/office/suppl...g:Technology:Hard_Drives:906287:WDBACW0020HBK
     
  5. Cell-666 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yeah wireless just make for a cleaner desk really. I can put it out of the way and plugged directly into my router. And it's still online even when the Mac is off. Advantage if you want to shift files between devices outside of the Mac, ie iphone to ipad. I know about dropbox but of course it quicker on a home network.
    To be honest I'm thinking of a mac mini so that can be left on in a permanent state with itunes running external drives attached to that.

    Would that be the better option ? Library would be up 24/7 which would be handy for airplay on the two ATV2 I have ?
     
  6. Cell-666 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry missed your updated links. The Synology Disk Station looks like what I am after, I especially like the iTunes library reference. This would save me having a mac mini acting as a iTunes server. Thanks !
     

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