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Matt A's setup
Nowhere near as tidy as some of your setups!

2x 20inch Apple Cinema Displays

PowerMac G5 Single 1.6Ghz 2GB Ram (runs headless as web/ftp server and NAS)

PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0Ghz 4GB Ram Raptor Raid (on left monitor at time of pic)

Powerbook G4 15inch with SSD (docked to the right monitor at time of pic)

Macbook (now gone, believe it or not I prefer the powerbook despite it being slower!)

Intel Mac Mini lives downstairs as Media centre
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dan [Feb 24, 2008 at 08:02 PM]
This is the best setup I have ever seen. Do you use these macs for work? Why do you prefer the powerbook?
amedias [Feb 25, 2008 at 02:24 AM]
The PowerMac on the right gets used for just about everything to be honest! the server is a new project, I was using a mini-ITX box but it was a bit underpowered! I prefer the powerbook over the Macbook cos its absolutely silent, since I put the SSD in there there's not even any Hard disk noise, and the screen is way better, I couldn't get on with the glossy macbook display and it was a bit small. Somehow the Powerbook just feels more solid as well.
voicimas [Feb 25, 2008 at 09:43 AM]
What size is the SSD in the PBG4? How much was it? Was it tough to install?
amedias [Feb 25, 2008 at 11:43 AM]
Its only a 16GB SSD but thats plenty for Leopard, Office and CS3 (still have 4GB spare) and I tend to use USB or CF cards in the Cardbus slot for extra storage, I don't like keeping all my stuff on a mobile computer. If you're happy enough pulling Powerbooks apart then it only takes about 30mins to install. Its definitely quicker as an OS drive, sustained throughput and write are a bit slower than normal HD but OS and app loading are about 2x as fast, sometimes better. I wrote about SSDs on my site this weekend, I'm planning on following up the article with details on install and comprehensive benchmarks if people want. www.rabidwombat.co.uk

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