Quad Core with Hard Drive Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by drpje2000, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. drpje2000 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    I plan to purchase the Mac Mini Server with the Quad Core processor. I was thinking of ordering the twin 750 GB Hard Drives instead of the stock twin 500 GB drives. Will there be a difference in fan noise or heat compared to the stock version. I will also upgrade the RAM to 8 GB. I will use the computer for FileMaker Pro database, internet, streaming videos and music to my Apple TV, and Handbrake. Thank you
  2. OTACORB macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    Not enough additional heat that it will matter or cause the fan to run irregularly.
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    I have the server with two apple 750gb drives in it and 8gb ram. machine is quiet and not overly warm
  4. drpje2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    Thanks for the reply phillip. Are you happy with the performance of the server with the upgraded hard drives. Do you know what brand they are. I was concerned with the fan noise and temperature.
  5. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I believe that they are WD Scorpio Black 7200 RPM 2.5".

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