Mac Mini/Snow Leopard Server Question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AxeManNY, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. AxeManNY macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty intrigued by the new Mac Mini Server and have a couple of questions that hopefully someone can input some insight. I'm currently using a Mini (1.8gig/1gig RAM) with a Drobro FW400 array to share my video collection. Two items I was wondering if a new Mac Mini w/SL server would help:

    1. The Mini will not go to sleep if any computer is sharing the the Drobo volume. I have to manually disconnect any share on the Mini before it goes to sleep. This is a problem as the Drobo can get a bit hot as it's in an enclosed space.

    2. If two or more workstations are sharing the Drobo, there is a bit of latency that causes Plex to pause.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    My guess with number one is that the new Mini will behave the same way either using the Drobo or an internal shared drive.

    Number 2, I will blame the network connection on this one. If the connection is wireless try making it a wired connection as those older Minis don't have N.

    Lastly in my opinion you do not need to upgrade. What you have will work for years to come.
     

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