Mac Pro Server?!

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  1. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    some quick math apple server 4k.


    apple base 2.8 2.5k apple server osx .5k so 3k.

    buy a 1tb hdd from newegg 90
    buy 4 sticks of 4gb ram ram from superbiiz about 360

    so I spend about 3450 for
    same cpu
    same osx
    same hdds
    and 16gb ram. vs 8gb from apple.
    Am I missing something?
     
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    4k? I'm seeing 3k on the US store..

    It might not seem like such a big saving on the US Store, but it is at least on the Aussie store. OS X Server is $700 AUD! But the base server Mac Pro is only $300 more than the base Mac Pro.
     
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    the first link is for sg not usa so my math was all wrong. in fact it is a good deal
     
  7. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Time for iOS Server? Same plastic box as Apple TV but with MDP instead of HDMI?
     
  8. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Usual expectation is to be able to store a sizeable amount of data on a server machine - AppleTV only has 8GB NAND chips.

    Mac Mini Server (with its 2x500Gb HDDs) will have to stay as the smallest form factor Apple Server.
     
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    They have now reduced the price of the base model MacPro to $3199


    has changed since yesterday sometime
     
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    Maybe they're betting on cloud servers/clusters, maybe as part of the mobileme program, although that raises questions like latency and most of all, security.
    Still dumb move to kill the xserver.
     
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    Maybe there needs to be a rumours thread speculating what if anything will replace the rack mouted Xserves with

    :D
     
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