11-30-2011, 12:06 AM #1
Raid setup/enclosure for my mini suggestions
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- Nov 29, 2011
So I just modded my mac 2011 mac mini to have an eSATA connection, and now am looking to use it. The mini is used as a media center/server for the house and currently has a bunch of WD myBooks attached to it. I am looking to get a RAID enclosure for all this media.
What enclosure should I get? Obviously, I am looking for redundancy so I wont lose any data. Currently I have just under 3TB of Movies/TV shows/Pics/Music/etc. I am also ripping all my DVDs (about 200-300).
What RAID configuration should I go with? I am torn between a RAID0+1 with 4 disks for mirroring or RAID5 with 5 disks, but am open to suggestions.
Thanks for all the help
11-30-2011, 12:39 AM #2
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- Jun 17, 2011
- Mac Pro 3.5 Ghz 6 Core XEON, 1TB SSD,64GB . MBPro 2.2Ghz 480GB SSD, 500GB HD, 16GB
Don't have an inclosure recommendation, but in your situation I would go with RAID 5 as you will get more usable storage, good access speeds, and good redundancy.
12-03-2011, 06:58 AM #3
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