Creating a NAS with...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Creating a NAS with TB4 and a Mac mini

(@robodean)
Active Member

I was thinking of creating a NAS using one or more of my TB4 raids, running off a 2018 Mac mini.

Are there any best practices to using TB4 SR volumes as NAS volumes?

Is there a better way that mounting them with a Mac mini?

 

cheers

Quote
Topic starter Posted : 08/02/2022 10:21 am
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

the only way is set up file sharing on the Mini. You can share any volume, including a SoftRAID volume.

ReplyQuote
Posted : 08/02/2022 1:47 pm
(@robodean)
Active Member

Right. I was just wondering if there was anything "special" I could do to maximize bandwidth and speed across the network with SR. 

Cheers

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : 09/02/2022 9:34 am
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

@robodean 

No. But you can be aware of some 10g issues, which can hamper performance. Some adapters do not give good results. If you are not getting 10g results (assuming you are networking with 10g), google around.

ReplyQuote
Posted : 09/02/2022 2:15 pm
(@robodean)
Active Member

@softraid-support 

Sadly, I have only now come to realize that the Mac min I am cannibalizing  for this does not have the 10g option. I bought it with just the 1g. I am sure this is going to be an issue...

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : 09/02/2022 2:49 pm
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

@robodean 

Standard 1g may be adequate, unless you are really pushing data.

ReplyQuote
Posted : 10/02/2022 8:35 am
(@robodean)
Active Member

it is intended as a video server for editing. 

Is there a cost effective way to upgrade to a 10g config without breaking the bank?

 

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : 10/02/2022 9:02 am
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

@robodean 

You can purchase third party 10G/Thunderbolt adapters.

Some of those have a possible issue, but I am not up to speed on that, without asking/researching.

ReplyQuote
Posted : 10/02/2022 9:34 am
Share:
close
open