1. stuarta99's Avatar

    Hoping someone can advise on a setup to use a mac mini as a file server with the data on external storage.

    We have held of purchasing in order to wait for the new updated model, only to find that they have replaced the quad core processors with dual core.

    My main question then is what would be a recommended

    CPU - 2.6 i5 / 2.8 i5 / 3.0 i7 or older 2.6 i7
    Ram - 8Gb / 16Gb
    HDD - 1Tb SATA / 1Tb Fusion / 256Gb Flash / 512Gb Flash or older SSD

    We have decided on the Lacie 8big for storage which is Thunderbolt 2, even though I appreciate this will be restricted by the Gb switches, however rack mounted storage is preferred. Therefore the mac mini will only be doing file sharing, no mail server but want capacity for the future.

    Would be grateful if someone could please advise
    10-21-2014 08:23 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hopefully, the following information via a Google search is useful to you.

    OS X Server: Setting up a remote server

    10-21-2014 11:00 AM
  3. stuarta99's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. I'm more after recommendations on spec for the needs. Whether to go for a new 2014 mac mini or a 2012 with the i7, 16gb, 2x256 SSD. Looking at benchmarks the older CPUs seem better but whether there will be a notice with basic file sharing from user experience
    10-21-2014 12:42 PM

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