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    hardware for backup
    I have 2 macs that I would like to network together and have one central backup hard drive. I am looking at starting out with a 2Tb raid system. The Mac server is to expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should buy and how to set it up.


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    backup over a network is quite simple

    what versions of OS X are the machines using, and are you going to attach the drive to one of those macs

    Have you got a wireless network?
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    Apr 28, 2009
    I am using OS 10.5.6 on both macs.

    I have heard about network hard drives using a Cat 6 cable and triple interface hard drives. This is where I do not know what to buy or what is the best thing for me.

    I also heard about using Cat 6 on both macs then connected to a switch.

    Yes i do have a wireless network, But I would like the speed of Cat 6 or firewire. I am transfering large photo files or video.

    Thank you for your help

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