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The 2009 Mac Minis Support 8GB of RAM
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not an extreme power user, but I think anything over 4GB is a waste or money. It doesn't matter it being a Mac mini, iMac or Mac Pro. It's probably more important for a server though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great news. But I would still sell my mini for a new iMac before I spend $400 on memory.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texark wrote:
Who's that from?

G.Skill from Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231294

TonyMontana wrote:
But I would still sell my mini for a new iMac before I spend $400 on memory

Juts make sure you have some money leftover for sunglasses. JK! Wink


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
This is great news. But I would still sell my mini for a new iMac before I spend $400 on memory.
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yeah that's really why Apple probably didn't market it. Because they sell 4GB Kits for $600 or more. Its impossible to market it. When you basically in a New iMac category with memory that can take up to 16GB. Also it may be best for users who want to use it as a HTPC. I believe the Mac mini Server can do that. Putting 8GB in that I feel should be fine because you will constantly streaming. It should boot to 64-bit so it will take full advantage of it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject: Good to hear! Reply with quote

I have to say that I am quite glad that the mini's are able to use 8GB. I was going to hold off on upgrading or even contemplating getting a MBP, but this has cemented that I will upgrade the mini.

But I will be waiting for the price of the sticks to drop before investing.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run three Minis as servers. The oldest is a 1.66 Duo with OS X server 10.4, 1 GB of RAM and the original 60 BG drive. It serves 6 web sites from a colo facility and has been trouble free since 2006.

It has never run out of memory and the speed of the drive has never been an issue.

Just mentioning for comparison to all the grumbles about what the new mini server doesn't offer.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K.C. wrote:
I run three Minis as servers. The oldest is a 1.66 Duo with OS X server 10.4, 1 GB of RAM and the original 60 BG drive. It serves 6 web sites from a colo facility and has been trouble free since 2006.

It has never run out of memory and the speed of the drive has never been an issue.

Just mentioning for comparison to all the grumbles about what the new mini server doesn't offer.


Yeah people been using these things as servers since the G4 plus media servers. I want to get a 65" Samsung LCD Flat panel and use this as a media center well as computer for web surfing with Safari, but I wait till I move before I do that and hopefully Comcast here offer their Extreme 50 (50Mbps Downloads with 10Mbps Uploads) that $99.99 a month! That means download HD TV Shows from iTunes will take 5 minutes!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just promote the full capabilities of a machine? Come on now Apple! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why not just promote the full capabilities of a machine? Come on now Apple! Rolling Eyes


They scared of mac mini having a Halo effect on their other products.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. A 2.66GHz 8gb Mini is a big Mini. Glad to see Apple not holding out on the Mini anymore. Hope these new models keep the sales going. Long live our Mini!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, hopefully the Mac Mini server will go over big in the small business/education market, the only one MS has not dominated, and that will encourage Apple to keep the Mac Mini going. I LOVE THE MAC MINI! It is an amazing little tiny box. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never really bought into the rumors. I always thought the Mac mini was here to stay in one form or another. The server model just solidifies it even more now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaliforniaMini wrote:
Long live our Mini!!! Laughing


Hear! Hear! I've had nearly every Mac made and I keep coming back to the Mini....

Next stop: the 2.66GHz Mini with 8 GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

It should hold me over for a while--Steve, when will the Octo core i13's be out in the Minis? lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NRecob wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
Long live our Mini!!! Laughing


Hear! Hear! I've had nearly every Mac made and I keep coming back to the Mini....

Next stop: the 2.66GHz Mini with 8 GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

It should hold me over for a while--Steve, when will the Octo core i13's be out in the Minis? lol.



Dude you could have a 27" Quad Core iMac for that price! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NRecob wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
Long live our Mini!!! Laughing


Hear! Hear! I've had nearly every Mac made and I keep coming back to the Mini....

Next stop: the 2.66GHz Mini with 8 GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

It should hold me over for a while--Steve, when will the Octo core i13's be out in the Minis? lol.



Dude you could have a 27" Quad Core iMac for that price! Rolling Eyes


No thanks--I'll stick with my Eizos Wink


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