Recommendations for Mac-Friendly Rackmountable RAID-5 NAS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by m021478, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. m021478 macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    I have been in search of a Mac-friendly rack-mountable Network Attached Storage Solution for quite some time now.

    My goal is to have quick and easy access to a single universal iTunes & iPhoto Library to have access to from all of the Mac computers in my home (in addition to having a single location to use for storing and accessing most of my other everyday files ~ like documents, videos, etc...)

    I recently read an article on Macnn about a recently released Qnap rack-mountable NAS that seems like it would fit the bill, but I wanted to check with others to get their take on this device.

    Ideally I'd like to find an NAS with RAID 5 support so that I wouldn't have to worry about regularly backing up with a second redundant drive (all this means is more cables, more clutter, more heat, and more electricity)..

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    If you want more drives, you might want to look at the Thecus N8800SAS. It's not exactly cheap, as it's a computer itself (C2D processor in it).

    Additional details would be nice.

    Must it be NAS?
    How many drives?
    Would you be willing to build one yourself?
    If so, check out to start with. ;)

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