I am planning to connect Mac mini to HP ZR30w display (http://www.anandtech.com/show/3754/a-new-30-contender-hp-zr30w-review).
Is mini capable of driving 30 2560x1600 resolution display at 60Hz?
Yes, but you'll need a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter. It'll cost you $99 from Apple, but I've been using one from Monoprice.com that only cost $69. It works okay. A bit flaky at times (although it's connected to a laptop, so it gets unplugged and jostled quite a bit more than on a Mini), but I've heard that the official Apple one isn't much better.
Yes, your Mac will drive it no problem.
The ZR30W has DisplayPort.
Honestly, SSDs are overrated in my opinion. I put one in both my MacBook Pro and my Mac Pro, and the performance gain was decent, but not mind-blowing. Not to mention the fact that I've had reliability issues with my laptop's drive. Where you see the most gain with an SSD is if you're launching a lot of applications frequently, or when booting (which I do maybe 2 or 3 times a month across all of my computers, all told). All in all, I can't say I'd really recommend it.
Yeah i'd love to know if the kingston ram is good for the mac mini too.I will go with Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable:
Now about RAM. Here is what I found so far (2012 Mac mini compatible):
System Specific Memory: Apple Mac mini (DDR3) Core i5/i7 (Late 2012)
8GB Module - DDR3 1600MHz
Part Number: KTA-MB1600/8G
HTS: 8473.30.1140, ECCN: EAR99
http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?DeviceType=2&Mfr=APP&Line=Mac mini (DDR3)&Model=80279
DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) Desktop/PC
16GB kit (8GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module
Part Number: CT3650286
Module Size: 16GB kit (8GBx2)
Package: 204-pin SODIMM
Feature: DDR3 PC3-12800
Specs: DDR3 PC3-12800 CL=11 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR3-1600 1.35V 1024Meg x 64
Which is the fastest, i.e. providing minimal latency: could not find any info for Kingston? Any other suggestions, please?
Based on this quote, I'd really have to lean towards something not right with your SSD or installation.
Gains by going with SSD *are* dramatic.
Highly recommended. In fact, I'd recommend it over almost all other upgrades, with the one caveat of getting to 8Gb RAM.
Once your system is up and running, and all of your applications are loaded into RAM, there's not much benefit an SSD is capable of providing.
Well, I never shut down my Macs, but not to close any programs after using them seems a bit much. After all, I'm pretty sure Final Cut runs considerably slower with Aperture and Motion open in the background then without them. So I have to open and close those apps a few times every day - and when I can save only five seconds on each start, a SSD ends up being worth it.
If you have the RAM to keep them all running, you shouldn't see any performance hit at all, and switching between them is much faster. If you don't have the RAM, then sure, an SSD will help, but then why not spend a lot less money and hassle on more RAM, for a much greater performance increase?
I've got 16 GB RAM, that's not the problem. The problem is, most of these programs use CPU power when running in the background.