Mac Mini Speed

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  1. tibas92013, Jan 17, 2016
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    tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    I have two Refurbished MM's; (Late 2012), 2.5 GHZ, 16GB RAM, 500GB HD and the other MM(Late 2014), 2.8GHz,8GB Ram, 256 SSD.

    The MM(2014) is a speed demon in starting-up and opening Apps. However, I have recently "burned" over two Hundred(200) DVD's from my extensive DVD Collection using a software titled MAC DVD Ripper Pro and I saw no significant difference in the "Burn" speed. So, it appears that "burn" speed is almost the same on a HD or SSD?? Also, I am using a Apple Superdrive to do the "burning".

    By the way "Mac DVD Ripper Pro" is a excellent product.
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    So you made copies of DVDs correct? And your 2014 Mini must have an SSD? Frankly your post is hard to follow....

    With that Said:
    Then no the CPU or hard drive/SSD would have very little to do with it because it would be more dependent on the DVD burners drive speed than anything else...

    Or if you were ripping the DVD from media to your hard drive, again the DVD drive would matter more than any component within the Mini.

    The only way the CPU or HD/SSD would be the bottle neck is after ripping the DVD to your HD/SSD, you then transcoded the video. Otherwise this is all bottle necked by slow optical media.
     
  3. tibas92013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanx for the reply; so, based upon your comment above it makes no difference if you have a HD or SSD as the "Burning App" used and the Apple Superdrive will determine how fast a DVD is "burned".
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    That is correct. You could use a 12-core Mac Pro with 128GB of RAM and 1TB SSD, and it wouldn't make a difference when it comes to the physical burning of the disk as the drive will be your bottleneck.
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Am I missing something? That software rips (reads), not burns (writes).

    If you are indeed ripping, then almost certainly your speed is artificially limited by the riplock "feature" in the drive's firmware, for example slowing a 16x drive's read rate down to 2x. Many drives have riplock, including Apple's.

    There are probably ways to disable that, but I wouldn't know and even if I did it would probably violate forum rules.
     
  6. tibas92013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am using a "burning App" titled "Mac DVDRipper Pro". When activated the following happens:

    1. Displays message "Burn to Superdrive", then;
    2. Displays message "Writing Track 1", then;
    3. Displays message "Verify Disc" which completes the burning process for this particular DVD.

    It takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes to burn a particular DVD based upon the amount of images/data on the DVD.
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Sounds about right for burning a DVD....
     

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