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You could do the same with one of the Intel NUC and a PSU (and bonus not having to deal with Mac/Apple) :D

 

 

 

It's the whole mumbo jumbo that Mac sounds better than Windows that boggles me. One day when I stop being lazy I'd actually get a mac and see what the fuss is about ;) 

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I read about this PC as well. I am not part of the Mac bull. Does this mini have a video or is it headless. There is a windows version I think it is win7 extreme or ultimate.
What is the mini called ? And where is the PSU is outside as well.

Al
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

You could do the same with one of the Intel NUC and a PSU (and bonus not having to deal with Mac/Apple) :D

 

 

 

It's the whole mumbo jumbo that Mac sounds better than Windows that boggles me. One day when I stop being lazy I'd actually get a mac and see what the fuss is about ;) 

I almost built one of those when it came out, but decided i could do better with the newly released LGA 1150 at the time. I have a mini-ITX with this socket the week it came out, using this mobo, coupled with a core-i5 and 16gb ULV RAM and m-SATA OS Drive. screaming fast for a shoebox that holds 12TB of music lol. While sipping on the power (40w max).

 

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I read about this PC as well. I am not part of the Mac bull. Does this mini have a video or is it headless. There is a windows version I think it is win7 extreme or ultimate.
What is the mini called ? And where is the PSU is outside as well.

Al

It does have HDMI out. One thing to look for on the lower end model if i remember correctly is that it doesn't have gigabit ethernet and something else important.


Edited by brunk - 2/12/14 at 12:52pm
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The 12 ter bits is that ona nas ?

Al
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The 12 ter bits is that ona nas ?

Al

No, it's held on my music PC, but it is backed up on my super rig. Off-the-shelf NAS is nice, but things get complicated (hardware specs) if you want to get into multiple HD streaming and continuous backups. My platform is very fast and flexible, except the fact I am using RAID-5, so I cannot upgrade my space one HDD at a time. It requires all HDDs to have the same size. If you want HDD flexibility, a Drobo, a DIY un-RAID or similar is the way to go.


Edited by brunk - 2/12/14 at 1:00pm
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The NUC got two versions, one with 2 HDMI out, and another with 1 HDMI + 2 mDP, both got 3 usb and ethernet so it's quite plenty for a music server. To me the main attraction of the NUC is the DC in socket - you basically can "roll" LPSU with it, like rolling tubes :D 

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The NUC got two versions, one with 2 HDMI out, and another with 1 HDMI + 2 mDP, both got 3 usb and ethernet so it's quite plenty for a music server. To me the main attraction of the NUC is the DC in socket - you basically can "roll" LPSU with it, like rolling tubes :D 

Hehe yeah, that would be an easy experiement with power! :D

post #11858 of 14887
Oh ok i have 10 NAS devices running music and my company files. All in raid 1 mirror. My music I play off two decated nas drives with SS drives like you each 1 terr bit. Total music is about 6 terr bits . But I just load what inwNt for while on one the music nas without raid running. The true is I like putting cd,s or sacd,s in the player . I guess it's my age.

But the iPads run all anyway. . It has oppo , krell and remote. It took me awhile to understand it all. I am not an it guy but to run businesses you learn fast. All backups are mAnuel except for quick books. They go weekly to cloud and nas in other locations as well as the office. It sounds complex but it really I sent at all.
Ps you know the SS drives have a write limit they can go for a few years but will start to error
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Oh ok i have 10 NAS devices running music and my company files. All in raid 1 mirror. My music I play off two decated nas drives with SS drives like you each 1 terr bit. Total music is about 6 terr bits . But I just load what inwNt for while on one the music nas without raid running. The true is I like putting cd,s or sacd,s in the player . I guess it's my age.

But the iPads run all anyway. . It has oppo , krell and remote. It took me awhile to understand it all. I am not an it guy but to run businesses you learn fast. All backups are mAnuel except for quick books. They go weekly to cloud and nas in other locations as well as the office. It sounds complex but it really I sent at all.
Ps you know the SS drives have a write limit they can go for a few years but will start to error
Al

Very nice Al! Most of my system is fully automated. It takes a long time to figure out what programs work well with eachother, is stable, and flexible. I can choose a download from my mobile phone, my PC will download it, sort it, get metadata, and stream it with one button press :D I am getting to the point where I don't even have to pick a download, it'll be done for me, except for various websites that aren't compatible with this type of automation. I imagine in 5 years or so many companies will catch up. Open source FTW!

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Wow brunk the closets I come to that is WD cloud from my phones or PC ,s. I have three in raid one in nc , two in ny , office and home. . But nothing is automated . Your the man .

But I do cheat with log me in. On get onto any of PC,s and do what I want . It's simplistic networking for morons like me hahaha

Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Wow brunk the closets I come to that is WD cloud from my phones or PC ,s. I have three in raid one in nc , two in ny , office and home. . But nothing is automated . Your the man .

But I do cheat with log me in. On get onto any of PC,s and do what I want . It's simplistic networking for morons like me hahaha

Al

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You could do the same with one of the Intel NUC and a PSU (and bonus not having to deal with Mac/Apple) :D

 

 

It's the whole mumbo jumbo that Mac sounds better than Windows that boggles me. One day when I stop being lazy I'd actually get a mac and see what the fuss is about ;) 

Mac OS is a true real time OS, which plays nicely with high fidelity audio. Windows is not.

Plus, it is UAC2 compliant and by itself, is a HUGE simplification for anyone running USB DACs.

 

I didn't buy this Mac crap before very recently; I have always been an anti-MAC guy - mainly because of the premium one had to pay for the products (and the fact that I couldn't afford it) - but they started to lower their prices few years ago and now are very competitive in some markets (at least the All-in-one and the Ultrabooks). The iMac 21.5 was the natural choice that came when I was shopping for an AiO computer. I couldn't be happier with it.

 

I actually think it sounds much better than the PC computer(s) I used to have, but, truth be told, I also relocated to a new country and changed a very important piece of my stable (the amp) which could affect sound quality at the same time. I don't really know what is accountable for what, but I like the sound better on Mac OS than on Windows (bootcamp).

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I also like Mac, not religiously but they get -or at least got- the concept right (although I'm not on board with their iDevice focus) and I'm typing this on a 2009 MacPro (with upgraded memory and HDD).  Storage is on a Drobo, I've gone back to conventional harddisks, SS is very fast but I've had two fail on me and it's my experience that when they fail, they fail hard and with no warning.  

 

Absolute longest time I've ever done with a single laptop, what with all the travel and the fact that it's on essentially all the time.  They're good with sound but I dislike their USB implementation (hardware-wise).  Still think back with fondness to my linux box with custom-compiled Gentoo Linux....fastest and most stable OS I've ever had but just too much hard work for keeping it up to date and trying to find a workaround for bad web implementations.  My music is stored on a Drobo, things go hard if you purchase studio master FLACS :biggrin: 

 

What do you guys use as an off-site backup solution?  

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CAPS now and forever.

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CAPS now and forever.

I've looked into those before, but I honestly don't see anything special besides being fanless. What benefits have you gotten out of it? I'm curious. :popcorn:

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