Are you interested in the Mac Mini Media Server?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cababah, Nov 6, 2009.

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Are you interested in Mac Mini Media Server

  1. Yes

    10 vote(s)
    58.8%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  3. What?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. cababah macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Edit. Poll should be titled. Mac Mini Server*
     
  2. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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  3. fungus macrumors regular

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    #3
    I plan to pick one of these up as a refurb. So get buying guys ;)
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Nope.

    For a data server I would prefer something I can load up with hard drives and use RAID 5 or better. Though some other OSes could be more of a hassle to setup initially. Once it is setup it really doesn't matter if it is running Linux, Windows or OS X. If it is just going to sit in a closet and serve data.

    Plus in the future have the option of putting a PCI-e x8 RAID card to handle numerous uber fast high capacity SSD's and a PCI-e x8 Intel Lightpeak card in a few years for a moderately priced 10gb fibre optic network. Just to be able to stream full blu-ray rips to every HD tv in the house.:cool:

    If you just need it to serve a bunch of music, documents and pics you could save a fortune with a used PowerMac G4 and load it with hard drives.
     
  5. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    No thanks, as the mini-server can not handle maxi external HD's with adequate interface in regards to to speed ...
     

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