Mac Pro 1,1 for home server?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by micrors4racer, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    Someone wants to get rid of their Mac Pro 1,1 for $200 locally. I needed a home server for serving up stuff and back ups and was wondering if this will do. How well does virtualization work on it? Planning to run Windows 7 and OSX.
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    $200 is not TOO bad of a price. I'd offer $150 to be honest.

    That machine is obviously getting quite old - it will still be able to virtualise using Parallels, VMWare or Vbox but it will be a tad slow. Also, you would have to upgrade (what I assume is) the stock RAM to somewhere around 8-16GB (the max on that box being 32GB) which will be costly.

    What services specifically did you want to have hosted on it?

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