Minimum Requirements for Mac Mini Music Server?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by c.greene914, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. c.greene914 macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2007
    I am planning on buying a Mac Mini to use as a music/media server. I will have external HDDs plugged in and I will probably strip everything down so it's just running OSX with basically no apps except for iTunes.

    What would be the minimum hardware specs necessary for this to run without a hitch? There is everything on eBay from 1.5Mhz to 1.83 Mhz with anywhere between 512MG to 2GB RAM and an array of HD configurations. Looking for the best compromise of optimal performance and lowest cost.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I think any mini is capable of running iTunes quite well.
  3. c.greene914 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2007
    I'm not worried about running iTunes. I will have 4 USB hard drives attached in a RAID configuration to store my iTunes library and it will be used to stream media to my AppleTV so it must be fast enough to handle all of that without any rebuffering problems, or any other glitches.
  4. diehardmacfan macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2007
    the minimum spec of 1.5 ghz will work fine, but i would reccomend upping the ram to 1 GB.
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Any Mac with USB 2.0 (built-in or upgrade card) at this point.

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