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Apple Updates Mac Mini and Intros Server Model
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started to configure a Mac mini server for fun and noticed they offer the MacBook Air SuperDrive as an option for going external. Did I miss something about that drive becoming compatible with other Macs? I was under the impression that it didn't work.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I started to configure a Mac mini server for fun and noticed they offer the MacBook Air SuperDrive as an option for going external. Did I miss something about that drive becoming compatible with other Macs? I was under the impression that it didn't work.


Good work Dear Watson, Good work!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is now my biggest gripe against Apple HD offerings in the mini, macbook and at least the small macbook pro. I don't need a high capacity drive, but I want a decently performing one and I can't get it in a 5400 rpm model. I have a 1.83 ghz C2D mini with upgraded RAM and a 7200 rpm internal drive. This feels noticeably faster to me than my new 13" macbook pro, which has a 160 gb 5400 rpm drive and 2 gb RAM. The Seagate 7200 rpm drive I put into my mini made a big difference and it's only a matter of time until I put one in my macbook pro.


Exactly I just learnt about this in my computer organization class. Harddrives make a world of a difference compared to a cpu upgrade.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the addition of the Mac mini server was a brilliant move, but that case just doesn't look right. I'll deal though for $999. I mean, that's a really good deal for something coming with Snow Leopard Server.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Mini server seems pretty cool, makes it almost tempting to replace my WHS. ...but I won't anytime in the near future.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The new Mini server seems pretty cool, makes it almost tempting to replace my WHS. ...but I won't anytime in the near future.

I was just thinking the same thing about my MediaSmart. Then I started thinking about having one with a Drobo and now my head is spinning. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ESUNintel wrote:
The new Mini server seems pretty cool, makes it almost tempting to replace my WHS. ...but I won't anytime in the near future.

I was just thinking the same thing about my MediaSmart. Then I started thinking about having one with a Drobo and now my head is spinning. Smile


It took me so long to decide between Drobo and WHS, and now we have more choices ...nice
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I have learned my lesson from my first mini buying experience in 2006, the 1.66ghz dual core... I could have gone higher in spec, but I was not sure what to expect from the mini and did not want to spend too much on something I may not like. Now I am a true fan boy and know better... go with the best because it is worth it.


I've been buying Apple and PC computers since the MITS Altair 8800 and I've always followed one rule: get the fastest processor you can afford in any model configuration you buy. Works for me!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESUNintel wrote:
The new Mini server seems pretty cool, makes it almost tempting to replace my WHS. ...but I won't anytime in the near future.


We're gonna need a new forum... The Mac Mini Server! After the first of the year, I'm gonna have to think hard on an HP Windows Home Server or the Mac Mini Server. I noticed that Apple is showing a 4 TB RAID solution on the Mac Mini Server page as an accessory, for those complaining about storage space in a server configuration. This is gonna be a dynamite product for schools and other small groups that need collaboration but don't need a $5,000 price tag server solution.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wondering whether the cpu is soldered or not
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What no post from philiparcario. He must be busy ripping one of these bad boys apart and upgrading it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a 2.53 on order. will post when it comes. looks like this mini will not need many mods.
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colormetal wrote:
wondering whether the cpu is soldered or not


I'm betting it is...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They took philiparcario's double drive Mini creation!

thanks p for all your help, my early 09 MM is ready for the Scorpio black 320g 7200r I got, but am I?

I did order the new mouse, can't wait to get it. I hope it is all that it could be.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll hang onto my 2GHz 4GB Early 2009 model since these 5400RPM drives are NO match for my OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD.

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