Comments on: Hoping for an Apple media server A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: bill Wed, 27 May 2009 17:35:03 +0000 YEAH!!!!!! I second, third and fourth this!!! Go Felix!

Apple has no choice. They can’t ignore media storage and leverage their installed base without offering an easy and simple to use storage option with multiple access methods across their hardware mac/pod/phone(s). Anyone using their product(s) are running out of space rapidly.

By: TW Andrews Tue, 26 May 2009 20:07:29 +0000 Amen! It’s exactly this difficulty that prevents me from moving to macs in general.

By: macsyscat Tue, 26 May 2009 19:20:16 +0000 This opens a window into shared file systems. A file opened for read/write needs to be locked for multi-user access until the update is complete. Failure to do this corrupts the data base. One could make a subset for read-only but then updates are still problematic.
Physical disk location has never been a problem on macs due to its unix foundation but files can never span disks (Raids are physical beasts that present one huge disk to the operating system). Moving iTunes to a bigger disk is a simple library copy followed by an index rebuild.
Owner rights are always functioning and updating a shared disk has to take that into account. If someone places a new song or photo in a library and fails to allow world access it remains unseen.
Multi-user security and group/world read/write access are always in conflict.

By: Jose Trujillo Tue, 26 May 2009 17:27:10 +0000 Yes I agree I use a alias of my iTunes music folder with the linking folder stored on an external but already need to upgrade to a larger hard drive.

something similar to this
MobileNAS MN2L – 2 Bay RAID 0 / RAID 1 Network Attached Storage NAS Server l.html

would be a good starting point for Apple.