Mac Mini 2010 as HTPC

HipsterGG

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Sep 30, 2013
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Hi there,

I'm able to buy a 2010 Mac Mini for €120,- which isn't much. But I'm wondering if it will be enough for my needs.

Mainly I will be using it for:

- Netflix
- Spotify

Thanks in advance.
 

HipsterGG

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 30, 2013
71
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I should probally add that the machine does have a 5400rpm disk and only 2GB of RAM memory.
 

nebo1ss

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Jun 2, 2010
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I use a 2010 Mac Mini as my HTPC. It has the original Disk drive but I have upgraded memory to 4Gig. It works really well I mainly run a Plex server on it and hardly use the disk drive since all my media is on a NAS. I brought it new and it has always served as my HTPC and performs no different now than the day I installed it. It has seen all the osX upgrades.
 

g33k

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May 12, 2015
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This is a very capable machine. Make it you reinstall OS X so its fresh. If you really care about it, you could give it 8GB's of RAM, and an SSD will make even more of a difference. I recommend getting any parts for upgrading from Other World Computing.
 

xmlninja

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Aug 10, 2010
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Hi there,

I'm able to buy a 2010 Mac Mini for €120,- which isn't much. But I'm wondering if it will be enough for my needs.

Mainly I will be using it for:

- Netflix
- Spotify

Thanks in advance.
My 2009 Mac mini has served me for 6 years. 4gb ram. I replaced disk with 480 gb ssd and 2tb 2.5" disk in an optibay recently. Which certainly boosted performance.