MacStadium Knowledge Base

Frequently Asked Questions

Storage

Can I add SAN storage to a Mac mini?

No. We do not support SAN storage on the Mac mini. Mac minis are not equipped to handle the network and bandwidth requirements of SAN storage. The Mac mini does not meet our hardware requirements due to not being included on VMware’s compatibility list and because it lacks internal bus throughput.

If a SAN is not a viable option, we also offer two other high-capacity external storage options. You may add a subscription add-on or colocate a 2.5” BUS-powered hard drive up to 4TB in size (either USB or Thunderbolt). We also have a dedicated NAS option up to 25TB that is connected either directly to a server (depending on space and I/O port availability) or via the local network.