Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Wolfman310, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Wolfman310 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2014
    Hi there,

    I have been reading a long time and am after some advice.

    I have currently moved from a windows vista desktop to the MacBook Pro and am struggling on what set up to go regards back up and file server.

    What I want to achieve is a file server on one hard disk to store all music and photos so they can be served to all my apple devices and run itunes so I can turn off my macbook.

    Secondly on another hard disk have a local backup using time machine.

    My current equipment is as follows
    Ipad Air
    Ipad Mini
    2 iphones
    MacBook Pro

    I think I have discounted nas boxes such as a synology due to having to have the macbook on all the time to serve up itunes.

    I considered turning my old windows pc in to a hackintosh as it is a core 2 duo but the bios restrictions make it difficult.

    The two further options were windows home server 2011/windows 8pro or buying a Mac mini but am not sure of the options now

    Budget is open as for the right option would buy. Any ideas on how best to achieve what I want?

    Thanks for any help/advice.
  2. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004

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