What's the cheapest solution for my storage needs?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by marklight, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

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    I have three 1TB hard drives that are in my mac pro and they're filled with media. I need to expand my storage space so I'm looking to move those hard drives out of the mac pro, and into a storage tower where I could also have other hard drives. I'd then connect this tower to my mac pro (obviously).

    I know some people would recommend drobo, however I do not need to back up this data so I don't want to pay extra for that luxury, plus it only has four slots, and i'd like to have more hard drives than that- but it's not necessary. I could probably just do with 1 more TB.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    if you just need one more TB why not just get one more drive and have it be external?
     
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Or put 1 more drive into the Mac Pro. It does have 4 drive bays, right, or do you have all four full? I'd just find an external drive as well if that's the case.
     
  4. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to have a separate media storage device, so I can free up the space in my mac pro for business stuff. Sorry should have said that.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes. I, too, am looking for something along these lines.

    It needs to have a boatload of bays, accept SATA drives, and be available for purchase as just a shell (no installed drives, but whatever trays I might need).

    And I don't want to be forced into RAID.
     
  6. VoR macrumors 6502a

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    You could use an old pc and oss software like freenas/openfiler etc - or any os :)
     
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