mac mini server spec

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bcburrows, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. bcburrows macrumors 6502

    bcburrows

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    So looking at everything it seems a mac mini as a media server is a good idea. I am curious to know if anyone has any knowledge on the min spec of the machine? I have been looking on ebay at old mac mini, some of them G4 spec. Would this be suitable?

    iTunes library - on my Nas
    Additional media - on Nas

    Mac mini would just be for the home so that if I am away with the mac, the whole thing is not bought to a stand still for the Mrs....
     
  2. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

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    I would avoid anything older then an intel chipped version. iTunes is being updated frequently, and sooner rather then later, the powerpc chip just wont be supported. In fact I think is some ways its already happened.
     
  3. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    Stay away from the G4. Go Intel as you cannot run Plex if you should decide to do so.
     
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Frankly, considering the price of the old ones, I think a brand new one is your best bet. You can grab a 2011 Mini for $550 or so, if you shop around. Thats with the latest technologies and a warranty. Thats tough to beat.
     
  5. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

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    Plus the new i5s can really do a lot of other stuff as well.

    Photoshop, ripping etc

    Or you could get a used C2Duo. That could also work.
     

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