Do you have a fast wired network ( 1GbE with associated cable and switches )?How would you use your oMP 1,1 with nMP for storage & backup? Is it worth it instead of buying an external enclosure?
+1 - My RAID-5/50/6/60 arrays are on a controller with 8 GiB of hyper-capacitor backed cache memory. They're not much slower than RAID-0 on the same controller.I dont recommend it but he could run software RAiD5.
I wish more people could understand this. This is definitely one of those cases where 1 + 1 ≠ 2 as far as one client is concerned.I'm also doing bonded GigE (utilizing both ports on the old Mac Pro and my new Mac Pro) which is novel but in practice not really that useful since you still really only get single GigE speeds for any one connection. It's fun for tinkering, though.