Quad-core i7 is fast

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Kenc1103, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Kenc1103 macrumors member

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    It used to take over 10 hours to compress BD-50 to BD-25 with my old Mac mini 2.26Ghz. Now it only takes like 5 hours to get the job done with the new Mac mini server. I am a happy camper now.
     
  2. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    what's your config? do the drives have to match if you are not using it with the server software? I do no gaming but want quicker processing of some handbrake and moderate imovie projects. Is this better for me than the 'consumer' models?
    for right now, I like the pre-installed 2 drive option, cheaper than the SSD one in the 2.5.
     
  3. Kenc1103 thread starter macrumors member

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    I upgraded the RAM to 8GB and setup the two drives to run RAID0. If you don't do gaming, this mini server is perfect for video encoding.
     
  4. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

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    The new Mini server is awesome for consumers. It provides that "headless", powerful desktop that people have been wanting for quite some time.
     
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I would agree with you except for one fact. It doesn't have a discrete GPU.
     
  6. HurryKayne macrumors 6502a

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    just wait for the thunderbolt solutions next fall:cool:
     

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