Quad Core i7 SSD Raid0 8GB Ram VS Dual Core Mini i7 SSD 8GB Ram

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by phiberbax, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. phiberbax macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased 2 Minis. 1 Server (upgraded Raid0 ssd & ram) and 1 i7 2.7 (upgraded SSD & Ram)

    here they are both on geekbench 32-bit
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    Mini Server

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    Mini i7

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  2. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

    Vermifuge

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    i'm getting about 7500 with my i7 mini dual Core. 8 GB ram with the upgrade 7200 RPM drive but still this shows the server is still worth considering for CPU intensive tasks
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    the two of them run about the same as the basic mac pro. 999 plus 899 is 1998 4 sticks of ram is about 120

    2118 a pair of 128 samsung ssds are about 400. total 2528.


    the two units would pull a max of 85 plus 85 or 170 watts the mac pro will pull 300 with ease. a very strong aruguement can be made for some users to buy the pair of minis.
     
  4. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    That's a lot of dough for a few points extra..

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    Bone stock mini server, with 4GB total and 130mb free running as a web/mail/dns/file server and running headless connecting with screen sharing to run Geekbench.
     
  5. phiberbax thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True. But booting up in 6 secs is kinda like chugging a beer in 6 secs, for show =)
     
  6. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    I like the way you think. :D
     
  7. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    True, and I assume that's no accident from Apple. They know how to offer selections that make any lone purchase less-than-ideal... We all need 2 of each!
     
  8. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Ya, but you know how when you throw 12GB of files off your main drive to primary storage drive after done editing, go smoke a cig and get some coffee.. hopefully the transfer is done?

    Not anymore. It's just done pretty much within a few seconds.:D

    Here's my 64 bit geek bench. I got 9640 the second time.
     

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  9. phiberbax thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nicely done! What was your 32 bit score?
     

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