Mac Mini as a NAS/Server?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hutchingsp, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. hutchingsp, Jan 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012

    hutchingsp macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2008
    I've just got a WD TV Live. Right now I have it hooked up to a USB HDD, but longer term some kind of NAS would be nice as it would have uses outside of the WD TV.

    Anyway, as I have my current USB HDD, and a Lacie 2Big Triple which has 2 drive bays and is USB or Firewire, I was wondering whether it would be possible/practical to hang it off my old G4 Mini in the garage/spare room with the Triple attached?

    The Mini doesn't have wifi so I'd be looking to connect it over ethernet to a powerline network adaptor and have it come out where the router is.

    I've no idea what the limitations may be on that age of Mini - it's been sat in the loft for 4 years I think :)

    Thanks a lot.
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    You'll be fine using something like that for a NAS or basic server. It's got more than enough processing power to max out your network connection. Go for it!

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