[quote=“MiG”]Even Firewire 800 won’t get you close to SSD speeds. Normal drives will be fast enough.
My Drobo’s connected on Firewire 800, then shared to the network. Works great, and is easy to add more capacity to it – you take out the smallest drive and add a bigger one. You can even do that while the drobo is on and working. Very cool.[/quote]
I’ve installed TONS of drobos they are awesome, same as qnap.
both pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Question to the OP’r
Is this mac of yours a laptop or desktop ?
if laptop buy a 120-160 gig ssd for the laptop and a 4 bay drobo for your storage needs. Prices of hard drives are going down, just make sure that the drive is on the list for supporteed raids, actually its more of a pool with drobo…[/quote]
it’s a desktop
no thunder port on this one though (even though i think there is only one type of external that supports that, that was just released? …)
thanks for the feedback!