Mac mini server for Logic Pro/podcast work?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by guydude193, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    My last thread here was about the iMac vs. the MacBook Pro. I recently acquired a second external monitor, though, so those are out of the equation.

    It's down to the Mac Pro or the Mac mini server. I have the funds to purchase a Mac mini server this weekend, but I need to know if it can handle Logic Pro or any other audio editing software very well? I work with hour-long recordings once a week and put them together in a weekly podcast.

    I would upgrade the memory to 8GB from OWC, too, and put the internal drives in a RAID 0 for enhanced speed.

    I don't really want to wait for Ivy Bridge's minimal performance gains, especially since I'm upgrading from a C2D; anything would be an upgrade, really. However, I will wait until/if the Mac Pros are updated if the mini server can't handle the audio work I do. It's also important to note that I plan on keeping whatever I purchase as my main work machine for roughly 3-4 years.

    If anyone is using a Mac mini server as an audio editing setup and it works very well, or knows that it would be fine for my tasks, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
     
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    So, what's the answer? I have the mac mini server myself but don't do any audio work. Can it handle what you are throwing at it? I am curious
     
  4. guydude193 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's a very capable machine! I put the HDDs into RAID 0 and will install 8GB on Tuesday when my order arrives. But even now, it's amazing.
     

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