Quad Core with Hard Drive Upgrade

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

  1. drpje2000 macrumors newbie

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    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 6502a

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    Not enough additional heat that it will matter or cause the fan to run irregularly.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    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

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    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

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    I believe that they are WD Scorpio Black 7200 RPM 2.5".
     

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