RAID recommendation

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bobert83, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. bobert83 macrumors newbie

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    I am a photographer who is working exclusively from a MacBook and I need to buy some external hard drives. I am thinking a Mirror RAID (2x500 GB) fir the images, and an 80 GB for the main disk. Any suggestions? I would like at least 7200 rmp, and Firewire is a must. It would be super-cool if the 80 GB could back up automatically. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Toknee macrumors member

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    If you don't mind spening a bit more, consider a NAS.

    I use a Ready NAS NV+ with 4 500GB HD, for a total of 1.2TB Usable. Works fine in OSX, and I have EMC Retrospect backing up unattended everyday at 100am.
     
  3. bobert83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How much would something like that cost? Link, maybe?
     
  4. Toknee macrumors member

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    Here is a link in Newegg, for the Infrant stuff. I think Netgear bought them out, and now is selling them under the NETGEAR brand. At the time I purchased mine, it was a driveless sytstem, and you added the drives to it.

    Here are a few links:

    Newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=ready+nas&x=0&y=0

    Infrant Forums:
    http://www.infrant.com/forum/

    Reviews:

    http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20070401/review-infrant-readynas-nv/
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8919
    http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/networking/Infrant/ReadyNASNV+/index.asp

    I thing it's a great piece of hardware, and feature rich.
     
  5. bobert83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Toknee macrumors member

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    Before the Ready NAS, I had the 500GB version of this drive.

    Performed decent, I was always a little concerned about how hot it got though. The cover is plastic with vents, and I did not see any heatsink.
     
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  8. bobert83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could you be a little more specific? What problems did you have? I have heard a lot of good and a lot of bad concerning this drive. Most of the complaints seem to be about the noise levels, but I can deal with noise. What makes you wish you didn't buy it?
     

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