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Re: Mac Mini Server for Music Production

So, you're suggesting saving the initial cash between the mac mini & mac mini server and upgrading later? The mac mini server I configured topped at at around $1200. I know the mac minis are less expensive but I'd have to ante up the cash for the second disc and (maybe eventually) another processor. I do like the screen of the iMac and hate giving that up. Decisions, decisions. One good thing: I work for a university so can get academic prices on Logic, for example.
Regards, Paul

From: Dennis Moser <sinsofmachaut@gmail.com>
To: Paul Richards <paulrichard_rocks@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2011 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: Mac Mini Server for Music Production


If you're comfortable opening the MINI, the only real differences are
the two drives—which you could easily add to the Standard config—and
the Quad Core I7. In fact, you can set up the Standard config with a
FASTER I7 Dual Core processor.

The real question is whether you will see a performance increase with
the slower Quad Core versus the faster Dual Core.

At any rate the MINI is turning out to be a good little machine for
this kind of use.




On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Paul Richards
<paulrichard_rocks@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello, all:
> I was going to purchse another Mac shortly (an iMac w/1 TB storage, 4 GB
> memory) to use with Logic, Reason and other software. However, I looked at
> the specs of the Mac Mini Server with the faster CPU, two internal 500GB
> 7400 rpm discs. Would this be a good music production machine? I know one
> has to purchase an optical drive, mouse & keyboard (I have a new monitor
> that should work ok). When I perused the net, I saw a few folks were running
> Logic with the Mac Mini server. There were some configuration issues that
> were mentioned and that can be worked out. Should I stick with the iMac or
> consider the performance boost with the Mac Mini Server? THX!
> Regards, Paul