[clug] Mac Mini server: $1299. dual 500Gb 2.5" drives, 4Gb, 2.53Ghz Core 2 duo.

Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher at anu.edu.au
Wed Oct 21 18:26:20 MDT 2009

Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 22/10/2009, at 10:09 , steve jenkin wrote:
> Is there any reason you're particularly interested in the server version?
> The Mac Mini has FireWire 800 *and* USB 2.0, so there's absolutely no 
> reason you can't add external hard drives.  There are even hard drive 
> enclosures designed to look like the Mac Mini so you can stack your Mac 
> Mini and all the external drives neatly.  There is also a Western 
> Digital "Passport" drive with FireWire 800, which is bus-powered (will 
> have one at the meeting tonight).

The Mac Mini server is a good deal *if* you want to run MacOS Server
Edition on it, since that normally costs about as much as the Mac
Mini itself.

Otherwise I agree with Alex, for Linux you might as well get the
regular Mini with a DVD drive for installs/backups/emergency recovery.


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