How well does the 2.23 mini cope with Aperture 2?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Whackintosh, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    And is there a major difference in speed and ease of use when compared with say, a 2.53 MBP running the 9400?
     
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    If it matters I can try it on my 2.0 that has 4 gigs ram and a 250 gb 7200 rpm drive.
     
  5. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That would be great! Can you try it with a few RAW files?

    I wish there was a way to see a mini with 4gigs and a 7200 HDD in action at the Apple store. The stock config seems very slow, even for things like opening Word or Imovie!
     
  6. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    My 2.0 mini with 4gb and a 5400 drive runs aperture fine.
     
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    I disagree with the stock config being slow. The ram and hdd weren't totally necessary for my needs (htpc) but they're nice to have.
     
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    My MacBook Air (1.83/9400m) does very well with raw files, so I suspect the Mini will be even better. Don't plan on batch processing hundreds of files (unless you let it run overnight), but otherwise, put 4 gb of RAM in it and you should be set for moderate use.
     
  9. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Well, I disagree with your disagreement. After working on a 2.26GHz with 2GB RAM and the stock 160GB HDD for about a month, I can assure you that you cannot find a computer with a slower hard drive on the market.
    Basically, I couldn't do more than one thing at a time before the computer would start to excessively slow down. Even using Plex with media stored on an external HDD was nearly impossible.
    After placing a WD Scorpio Black 320GB HDD inside the Mini, I can actually use the computer.

    Why on earth does Apple not have a drive that is actually usable as standard? They do it on all the other product lines.

    There is no noticeable difference in processing power between 2 GHz and 2.26GHz compared to the difference a faster HDD makes.
     

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