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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THERE are endless ways to toy with the pro. Best thing is I am really boosted in the cpu. 2.8 quad core vs 2.66 dual core
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rather stay with the mini. It is stuck on a few spots. it only does half of sata II speed. this is due to the nvidia card. and the cpu is maxed for now at 2.66ghz. I am keeping my 2009 2.66 esata hack for now. It is about the best you can do for a mini for storage and speed.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: RAID 0 & 1 Reply with quote

Philip, how about an adapter that holds two
SSD's in a hardware RAID 0 configuration
and this adapter fits in one of your Mac Pro's
hard drive bay's.

I know it sound crazy.........but, how about it?

HERE's you link.

HERE's a better link.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
There are numerous factors to consider when buying a computer.

I wouldn't mind a MacPro, but I really don't need one. I don't need that behemoth on my desk, and I don't need it's power consumption.

I have a nice display, so I don't need an iMac. I also am not really down with the all-in-one design.

I'm not a road warrior so I have no need for a laptop.

For me the mini is perfect. Power consumption, feature set, and size are all benefits to me.

Whether I could by this or five that's for any certain amount isn't what I look at. Distributed processing isn't supported by many applications so that's really a killer for buying so five that's instead of one of this to do what I need.

But, to each his own. I'm sure Philip will love his MacPro!

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You and me both. I do get a bit excited when something new and shiny comes out though. Then the desire dies after awhile once I realize how my trusty mini is treating me for my needs.

Congrats on the pro Phil I am sure that is awesome. I would love to try one out one day. If I did I would be scared I wouldn't want to go back. I used to hotrod my pc before I went mac. Its fun so I see why you would be interested in a machine like that.


Sometimes I think is my mini limiting my "needs". That might not make sense but, I just love osx so maybe that's just keeping me content. Either way it's good stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

right now i am amazed at how much better software raid0 works in the mac pro vs the mac mini.


these are with the qx2


http://db.xbench.com/search.xhtml?text=zzzzz+phil
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the purchase.

I'm still dreaming of getting a Mac Pro. With some SSDs installed it'd really fly.

I wish it had 10Gbit ethernet and USB 3.0 and perhaps faster firewire as well. If it had those I'd be seriously considering saving up and buying one.

I'd use SSDs for internal storage and store most of my data on a NAS connected over ethernet.

10Gbit ethernet would allow me to utilise that once prices come down for it in 3rd party devices (e.g. NASes). As a product I'd keep for several years if I purchased a Mac Pro, I'd want that feature to be included.

I'm disappointed with Apple's Mac line. Nothing headless inbetween the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro, and both the Mini and Mac Pro are missing some features they really need.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10gBit would be nice. USB3 is not a killer you can buy a pcie card that gives it to you. Caldigit sells one for 60 bucks
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip. I just noticed that OWC has a program where they do the CPU upgrade of a Mac Pro for you. Might be something worth considering when you get around to wanting a CPU upgrade.

See http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/MacPro/2009_2010_Xeon_Processor/Upgrade
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

down the road I may do that myself. I grabbed 3 year apple care on this. the 2.8 quad is so much faster then I need I should be good for at least 2 or 3 years. I really was not going to do this upgrade I am 3 levels beyond my needs with the exception of hdds. The mini esata hacks would have been fine if the mini had an I3 or I5 as a cpu. I had setup a bluray in the mini and did not like the way it ran.

I have found that the 2010 just did not improve much over the 2009. I was always finding the mini to be just a bit short on hdds and cpu. Now I have breathing room and don't have to run out and upgrade gear each year. I can play with content more. same thing happened with my Home theater. I reached the point of not need to improve it constantly.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, but one of the cool things is that you can move from using one CPU to two using OWC's program. You probably can't do that yourself.

I guess it depends a bit on how long they offer the CPU upgrades, but if they still offer them for those machines in say 3 years the upgrades may be a lot cheaper by then.
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