Early 2011 MBP as home server?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Azeworai, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Azeworai macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
    Hi All,

    My 2011 15" 2.3ghz mbp has 16gb ram and a 1.12 TB fusion drive.

    I've been waiting for a mac mini update since 2012 to be used as a home server.
    Basically I feel like giving up the wait and grabbing a new rMBP whilst converting this mbp into my home server.

    Is it a good idea? Can I put on macosx server app on it, shut the screen, put it on a wedge stand in the corner and keep it on 24/7?

    Would it overheat and burn up quickly?

    The server's role would be to convert videos, play media to a connected tv, plex media server, or serve media to an apple tv.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You could probably sell the MBP, buy an entry level Mini, and have money left over. The 2012 i5 mini will do these tasks perfectly well, for years.
    Any upgrades a Mini gets really aren't likely to improve performance significantly for a home server.
  3. Azeworai thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
    thanks, where can i get a price guide on how much I can sell this for?
  4. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
    1. Ebay
    2. Powermax.com accepts trade-ins and sells used mac stuff.

    Many others I'm sure.

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