Media Storage

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Daniel97, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    Basically I have reasonably fast home network of 100mb up and 5mb down ..

    I have my Mac Mini wired to the router to take advantage of this. It acts as a media server and streams movie content around my house to various clients.

    However I have run out of disk space.

    Do I

    a) Buy a 2x2TB NAS and use 2 of it as storage and 2 of it as back up

    b) Buy a 2x2TB drive (as I don’t need it to be wireless) and use RAID1 to mirror the contents of drives so 1 is storage and 1 is backup

    Im rather confused and don’t know how RAID works if Im entirely honest.
  2. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    Either way will work. I'm not up-to-date or an expert in hard drives. But, this is what I do:

    I have 2 x 1 TB harddrives (will call them HD1 and HD2), both are USB2.0

    I use HD1 to store lots of movies, music, the "installs" of certain apps, etc. I then use CarbonCopyCloner (its free and awesome) to keep an exact copy of HD1 on HD2. CarbonCopyCloner is setup to run automatically at like 3AM. I don't have to do anything and an exact backup of my HD1 is maintained on HD2.

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