Do you own a Mac Mini Server Unibody 2010 ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by donnib, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. donnib macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I am looking to hear from people having this Mac mini model. I have one and my 3 HD is broke eg. bad blocks. Both HD died after couple of days. Got a replacement and now have one more HD with over 100 bad blocks !!!!.

    I interested to hear from people having this model if they have experienced problems with their Mac Mini Server.

    I don't know what causing these problems. Temperature seems fine below 50C on the CPU and around 35C for HD.

    donnib
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    How are you getting repairs done? apple store?
     
  3. vert18 macrumors member

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    I have one, running smoothly.... if it wasn't for 10.6.6 it would of been up straight for over 70 days.

    Bad blocks.. hd failure is why I wish they would make the mini server drive be able to be hotswapped out... and one more nic(for 2network cards) in it and it would own everything. ;)
     
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I have the older one and it is perfect. Been running as our server for over a year. I've been looking at the refurbs to buy one of the smaller 2010 but if they are burning out drives I might stick with the thicker one for $749.

    Cheers,
     
  5. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Mine's running perfect. Do you have anything on top of the Mac Mini server or is it in a boxed in place? Remember, hard drives fail under intense heat and the all aluminum enclosure of these unibody mac mini's is a heat sink.

    The enclosure IS a heat sink. So keep it clear of stuff so the heat can dissipate off the drives...
     
  6. donnib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple Authorized Repair Shop
     
  7. donnib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No i don't have anything on top of it. I keep it standing up with the vent pointing out. As i mentioned in my first post i believe it's very cool in terms of temperature. It's only 35C = 95F (the HD).
     
  8. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I would send an email to the Apple store and detail the repairs. I would include a copy of this thread and ask for a new replacement. My rasoning would be this is a lemon item. If they say no Tell them every day yo uwill record temps 3 times and if it breaks again you will just ask for another hdd. Also tell them you will purchase apple care and that you will end up getting about a dozen or more replacements. This mean replacement now will say them a lot of money.
     
  9. donnib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's probably the only way i can solve the problem definitely. I have now sent it to repair today again. This will be the last time before i request a replacement from them.
     

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