Thunderbolt Hard Drive....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by StanleyYelnats, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. StanleyYelnats macrumors newbie

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    I have a small home network. I am hoping to centralize the file location of my photos and videos.

    I have purchased a man mini server.

    I want to attach an external hard drive using thunderbolt.

    I want to know what the gotchas are using the external over the network.

    Also any recommendations of thunderbolt capable external hard drives.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have a Gigabit Ethernet, you will be limited by that speed (80 to 120 MB/s), thus you could make do with a Firewire 800 HDD.
    If not, and you want a Thunderbolt HDD, Lacie and WD do sell ones, but they are not as inexpensive as Firewire 800 ones. You could also look into NAS devices, HDDs in a case, that can be attached to your network via your router and a Gigabit Ethernet cable.


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