Put up 2010 Mac Mini, what upgrades now?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sgiera, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. sgiera macrumors member

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    I just picked up a 2010 mac mini, 2.4 GHz, with 2 gigs of ram.

    I am going to use this mac mini to run all of my media for the whole house with my apple tv's.

    First: I want to upgrade ram to 8 gigs. Is that enough or should I go 16 gigs?

    Second: Main hard drive. Should I get an SSD or hybrid if so, which one and how big?

    Third: Second hard drive. Should I get a non SSD to house the music and movies, if so, which one should I get and how big? The largest one I could find is a 2tb 2.5 sata hard drive.

    Fourth: I have a mediasonic probox which houses all of my media which is around 14 tbs of movies. Should I use the FireWire 800 port instead of the usb port which is 2, not USB 3.

    Last: What operating systems should I use?

    Anything else that I'm missing or need?

    Thank you,




    Steven
     
  2. dyt1983, Feb 9, 2015
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  3. sgiera thread starter macrumors member

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    dyt1983,
    Thank you for your replay.

    My music and tv shows on there for the wife and kids is around 600 gigs along with some movies I drop in so that is why I'm looking for the second hard drive so I don't have to keep the mediasonic probox on all of the time.

    thank you
     
  4. dyt1983, Feb 9, 2015
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  5. Joelburman macrumors regular

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    I had a 2010 (8gb of RAM) and a Kingston SSD. It ran Mavericks without any problems.
     

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