Its a core 2 Duo, and both disks are failing (well the second disk will only mount read only) (the first disk gives regular updates saying its in S.M.A.R.T. status of failing) As a work around I've moved the minecraft server to a i5 iMac, and the server is running much more smoothly (no dropped ticks). Is this purely processor speed dependent, memory dependent, or just failing disk dependent? (I'll be repairing the mac mini server with 2 new hybrid disks seagates sshd 1TBs) Are there any others here using Apple hardware to run Minecraft servers? Any performance tips?