Latest MacMini vs MBP core duo 2.16

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by carambo, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. carambo macrumors member

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    Is there a huge gap in term of performance between the latest Macmini and my old MBP core duo 2.16, 2GB RAM, which is 4 yrs old now ? I don't need to move anymore with my MBP, I don't care about graphic performance, it's only for music...
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

    MacMini2009

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    #2
    Mac Mini has a faster processor, faster ram, ability to have 8GB of RAM, etc. I recommend to get the base Mac Mini and upgrade the RAM and hard drive in the future.
     
  3. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

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    I love my Mini! Hey what 7200 drive did you get? I got the 7200 Scorpio
    Black and ended up taking it back because it kept parking its heads while
    idle every 3-10 seconds. After 2 days I was at 3000 load and unload cycles.
    I got a 500gig Seagate 5400 as a replacement and it's working okay, not
    quite as fast but I love the space. I got sick of the clicking.
    =)
    What drive did you get? Does it park its heads like crazy? Loud/soft clicks?
     
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

    MacMini2009

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    I got the Seagate 7200.4. It's not too loud, but sometimes I can hear some clicks. I'm just going to keep it because it's pretty fast.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    You're fine with a MBP.
     
  6. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

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    #6
    NICE.
    Good choice.
     

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