Refurb Mini Server with Twin Drives?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    or should I just go for the new Refurb 2.66 Mini with a Superdrive?

    I like the idea of two internal hdd's but I am wondering what the max size of the internal drives can be because I heard the new 1 TB drives are bigger and do not fit?

    Anyone done anything with the new 1 TB size drives in a Mini?
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
  3. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    Personally I would go with the server since the referb 2.66 is not that much faster. If you want to do gaming then the refurb 2.66 would be better because the GPU is better (assuming you are talking about the later version minis).

  4. xheathen macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2010
    Has anyone seen the benchmarks of a 2010 Mini Server with like 8gb of ram?? I've always wondered because I bought my wife the 2.4 2010 Mini and it's just slightly too slow. I'm wondering if putting 8gb of ram in a server edition with the 7200 RPM drives makes enough difference (I do web and basic graphic design, so it doesn't need to be a powerhouse).

    I'm sort of stuck in a little bit of a limbo. I'm just getting tired of the noise and heat of my huge ass PC tower. Need to upgrade soon anyway, so I'm either thinking about the new refresh mini depending on what it's equipped with, or getting the 2.66 refurb mini and putting that scorpio drive in it (or just the server edition with the dual 500's), or just building my own Sandy Bridge windows 7 box with a mini ITX motherboard so I can make it ultra small. Each solution is around $600 but I need that damn refresh to come out :)

    The other wildcard is that I keep seeing these posts saying that the Sandy Bridge built in HD 3000 graphics are worse than the current 320m in most cases... seems to be going back and forth.

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