Still thinking about getting the wife a mac mini, so I'm thinking also about a file server. The early plan was to reformat her ancient PC into a linux file server, but fuck that. I don't have that kind of time
I currently have a WD 1TB backup drive on my iMac (with internal 500GB HDD). If I can get a file server for both of our machines, could we both use my WD 1TB backup drive?
Would something like this be fairly easy to set up?
Newegg.com - Western Digital My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
I'd do a Synology ds212, but with drives it'll be a bit pricier. You could use it for time machine for both machines, and the ds212 is RAID1, and then you can back the Synology up to the 1TB WD you have.