NAS for Windows XP/7 PC's and Mac OSX?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tweeker, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. tweeker macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    Hi all,

    I am a MAC newb and just received my Air over the weekend.

    I am trying to figure out a NAS setup for sharing drives between several different computers. 2 Windows 7 PC's, 1 Windows XP Laptop, and 1 Macbook Air.

    I have 2 1TB drives that i am looking to implement into a RAID 0 environment for sharing this data throughout the house.

    What is the best NAS of going about this?

    I want to make sure that whatever I decide to do it will share the drives between both the MAC and the PC's.

    Any help is very much appreciated. I appreciate your patience with a MAC newb.

  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    I have a Synology DS211 with two 2TB drives serving to 3 Macs, 3 PCs, and my Western Digital TV Live great.
  3. tweeker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
  4. kkleo macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011
    I know that both Synology and QNAP are capable of that as in running safely for both win and mac.

    synology ds211j is a good one to start with if you ask me.
  5. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    You should never, ever, ever run Raid 0 for storage or backups. Ever...

    Run Raid 1, 5, 6, 01 or 10... but never Raid 0. It's data suicide.

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