Mac Mini Server - how will it cope as a client server ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by myuserid08, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I'm thinking about purchasing a Mac Mini Server instead of an xServe.

    It will be used to serve client accounts:

    We have 3 iMacs and 1 (possibly 2) Macbooks - there will be 6 client accounts. How will the Mini cope if all 4 clients are logged in at the same time?

    Or should I just purchase an xserve?

  2. PurdueGuy macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    What are you going to use it for? Just file storage, calendar, email, etc? No heavy-duty video processing, etc. right?

    If it's just the basics, I think it will be just fine. Apple markets the Mini with Snow Leopard Server for just that purpose.
  3. myuserid08 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    It will be used for word/excel/email/browsing etc (will host the home directory for each user, so it will be frequently accessed).

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