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Topic # 120840 15-Jun-2013 15:58
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Exactly that, How much should an old Mac Mini be, and would it be any use as a music/file server.

The reason I ask is I had a chappie in at work who said he was getting the older ones from the schools for around $80-90, which seemed awfully cheap and in my price range, unfortunately i haven't seen him since and didn't get his number.

Anyway is that a normal price for an old Mac mini as they seem to be easily 3 times that on trademe and are they suitable for the purpose i want them for, as i want a low power quiet server that is cheap and $80 is cheap.

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  Reply # 837319 15-Jun-2013 16:14
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I've been using a Mac Mini for a while now as a media server. They work excellently but $80-90 is incredibly cheap. I'd double check they haven't been broken or stolen given that RAM upgrades are going for roughly $90. :P


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  Reply # 837383 15-Jun-2013 20:19
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I wouldn't bother with the PowerPC models, things like flash are too slow / poorly optimized.

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  Reply # 837388 15-Jun-2013 20:56
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One downside for something like a music server is that I believe they don't have any expansion slots so if you want to play music via the mini you wouldn't be able to add upgrades such as sotm USB etc.

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  Reply # 837437 15-Jun-2013 23:04
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Any chance you could hook me up with one of these $80-$90 Mac Minis? :P




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  Reply # 837444 15-Jun-2013 23:25
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Damn, would love to have one of these! We currently use a Mac mini to run a setup of about seven sets of speaker systems.



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  Reply # 842054 23-Jun-2013 20:23
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Yep, I havent seen the guy since, mind you I have been stuck in the back room, now i'll keep an eye out for him




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