2014 Mini as a Server?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tbear1, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. tbear1 macrumors regular

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    Can a 2014 Mini work as a home server as well as the 2012 with dual HD? I like the idea of the 2012 having dual drives so I can use it to back up laptops on the network. Will an external drive connected through USB or TB work as well as the internal drive on the 2012?

    I use a laptop and iPad most of the time. The mini will be used to encode movies occasionally, sync iphones/ipads, and print server. Nothing heavy duty, so I don't think I really need a quad core from 2012.
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    My mid-range 2014 mini is my media server, just as the 2012 mid-range was before it. I upgraded both with SSDs.
     

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