Thread: Mini Mac as NAS
03-01-2009, 12:42 PM #1
Mini Mac as NAS
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- Dec 19, 2008
I have a QNAP 209 NAS and I am not really satisfied with it. I use it mainly as: a backup for my main computers, a Media server for music and videos and a storage drive for photos and videos ( I edit my photos off the NAS rather than the main PC hard drives).
The NAS has a weak CPU and has two 1TB HDDs running in Raid 1 (mirror). The problems I have are:
1. The network performance seems really weak when streaming videos from the NAS to my PS3 (often I get Media Server errors and long pauses in middle of the film).
2. Copying files from NAS to PC seems to perform slowly 2mb/sec even on a Gigabit network
3. The media Server (twonky) is an old version and cannot be upgraded
So I was wondering if I could use a Mini mac as a media server? Would it perform better a my NAS and a network media server and as a bit torrent download station?
Could a mini mac backup from a PC drive on a scheduled basis?
How many drives and how much space can a mini-mac manage it it were to serve as a network server?
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