Early 2011 MBP as home server?

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

  1. Azeworai macrumors newbie

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    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 603

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    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

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

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    1. Ebay
    2. Powermax.com accepts trade-ins and sells used mac stuff.

    Many others I'm sure.
     

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