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  1. Hard Drive Enclosures

    For various reasons I need an insane amount of hard drive space. Problem is mac mini lol. Do any of you have experience with those multi-bay usb enclosures? I've read up a bit, but I trust TNL more than Johnny Internet. If I can mount four four tb hard drives I'll be set for a while.
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  2. Have you considered a NAS setup?

  3. I would be editing large files from said drives. I don't know how that would work out.
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  4. If you're connected with gigabit ethernet, you would be getting close to the same speed you would be if the hard drives were attached internally. I would agree with kedawa a NAS set up is probably the best choice. Did you have a price range you were looking to spend?

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    Actually the Mac Mini has a Thunderbolt port on it right? Which should be even faster than gigabit ethernet. So if you grab an enclosure/nas that supports thunderbolt, you should be good to go speed wise for working with large files.
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  5. I checked out some Thunderbolt drives, but the price is kicking my ass. I wish I had more usb ports.
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  6. I think you'll be ok with a gigabit connected NAS or enclosure. Thunderbolt would be ideal but yeah it's expensive as fuck. Lacie puts out a 10tb and 20tb NAS box with Thunderbolt and they're like 1,100 and 2,100 respectively. How much are you looking to spend on this?
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  7. Probably looking to drop to a 2 bay (boo) to keep it and the drives around $600-$700. My router is not a gigabit router, and wired is not an option here.

    I think I may have some issues here. I just need to see a single drive at 8gb for now. RAID? I've never fucked with it before.
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  9. That seems like it would work for your needs and is in your price range. Maybe just check reviews on it. Just to give you a heads up. If you run that in raid 0, what it will do is see the 2 4tb drives in the case as 1 8tb drive, and you'll get REALLY fast speeds from it. The problem with this though is that if one of the drives die, all your data dies with it. Since the data is written across both drives, so nothing lives on just one of them. If you run it in Raid 1 (which it does support) you lose half of your storage capacity for redundancy. So you're space would be 4tb but everything written to it would be mirrored on both drives. That way if one of the drives die all your data is still there. If you did raid 1 you'd still get pretty fast performance through the thunderbolt port. If you run it raid 0 just back up anything important each night. Hope that helps.
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  10. It does, Thanks! I have an external drive that I only power up for weekly backups. I'll use that on anything super important.
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