Just About To Order Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by donzo44, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. donzo44 macrumors newbie

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    First post but long time viewer and even LONGER Windows user.

    PC & Windows user since they were invented. Never used a Mac except in an Apple store.

    A couple of quick questions:

    1. Any benefits if I order Applecare now?

    2. I already have a CrucialSSD300 128gb SSD drive which is in my Asus G71v Windows 7x64 laptop. Just discovered it is 6GBs-laptop only supports 3GBs. Would I see much difference if I went for one of the latest OCZ or OWC 128gb drives or should I just transfer the current SSD to the Mac Mini?

    I am also upgrading to 8gb using Crucial RAM.

    I currently use Virtualbox so I will probably use that to run Windows 7 until I am mac aware:)

    I already downloaded some free mac software.....:)

    Thanks for any thoughts
     
  2. treestar macrumors 6502

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    1. There are no benefits. I wouldn't get it ever. It will probably be your loss to purchase it, and if something catastrophic does happen just use it as an opportunity to upgrade.

    2. The C300 is a good drive. I don't believe the other drives have any significant advantage.
     
  3. gigaguy, Sep 2, 2011
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    gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I've bought Applecare Much cheaper thru ebay. It's nice to have for 3 years, tho I have rarely had hardware problems with the 3 or 4 minis I've had. I use it for tech support.
    and sorry to hear about your time with win. I've never missed leaving that world, ever.
     
  4. donzo44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW thanks for the fast response.

    Yeah I'm pretty careful with computers and 'never' had many problems other than self inflicted so I will pass on the Applecare meantime....

    Yes again as I suspected about the C300

    Thanks again
     
  5. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    get the server cheaper on amazon, bhphoto or macconnection, if price matters. no tax and discounted.
     
  6. donzo44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol yeah I did tech support for windows before I retired.... BUT I DO like Windows 7.

    Number 3 son has been at me for years to go the Mac route. I can resist no longer and am looking forward to the change. He will get the job of swapping the SSD for me.:)

    Thanks again

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    Sorry I should have said - I am in the UK so not so many cheap options.

    Thanks again
     
  7. donzo44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ordered standard Mac Mini Server plus Magic Trackpad.

    Arriving 7th September plus Crucial 8gb RAM (2 x 4gb).

    Thanks for all your help.

    No doubt I will return when I start using it. :)
     
  8. treestar macrumors 6502

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    The trackpad will be a lot of fun! Nice choice.
     

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