MacPro as Nas server?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adonis3k, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    Hi all

    does anyone use a MacPro as a Nas server here? I have a HP Microserver but can get a cheap MacPro (2.66hz Xeon) from a friend. Thinking of adding 4x4TB WD Red drives and 1 SSD for boot.

    All I need it for is running Plex server and iTunes. Only thing is I dont think it supports Mavericks as it maybe before 2008 model, will need to check

    Cheers
     
  2. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    Perfectly doable, but probably overkill since your power bill will be higher than it has to be.
     
  3. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True. Whats the noise like on them? Thats my main issue the HP is in the bedroom and nearly as quiet as my Mini.
     
  4. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not loud compared to a lot of systems, but it's audible in a quiet room and over very quiet music. Definitely much louder than a Mac Mini, which is virtually silent.
     

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