Mac Mini/Snow Leopard Server Question

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

  1. AxeManNY macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2008
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    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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