Mac Mini Server - how will it cope as a client server ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by myuserid08, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    I'm thinking about purchasing a Mac Mini Server instead of an xServe.

    It will be used to serve client accounts: http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/features/client-management.html

    We have 3 iMacs and 1 (possibly 2) Macbooks - there will be 6 client accounts. How will the Mini cope if all 4 clients are logged in at the same time?

    Or should I just purchase an xserve?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

    #2
    What are you going to use it for? Just file storage, calendar, email, etc? No heavy-duty video processing, etc. right?

    If it's just the basics, I think it will be just fine. Apple markets the Mini with Snow Leopard Server for just that purpose.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    It will be used for word/excel/email/browsing etc (will host the home directory for each user, so it will be frequently accessed).
     

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