Re: Mac Mini as a file server?
These are great value boxes. The quad core server with 8gb is a screamer and I think excellent value at just over $1k with the 8gb configuration. OS x server has been a but watered down with lion but then again so has the price!
I've moved my file archive off my MacPro to one of these boxes. I'll be adding a thunderbolt drive box next. It works well - I don't even bother with screen/keyboard with mine and just administer it remotely.
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