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Performance of latest Mac mini Server
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:58:18 PM »

I just purchased a new Mac mini Server, the base configuration, for testing an upcoming version of SoftRAID.  Just out of curiosity, I thought I would compare it to my main desktop machine, an 8 core MacPro4,1 2.26 GHz.  In every test I could think of, the Mac mini Server was as fast or faster than my Mac Pro.  I even tried transcoding a movie with HandBrake, my usual test of a processor intensive operation and the Mac mini with 4 cores was the same speed as the older Mac Pro was with 8.

I'm sure a more recent Mac Pro might be faster, but I'm not sure by how much.

The only thing which makes me reluctant to move to a Mac mini is the difficulty of replacing the disks.

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Re: Performance of latest Mac mini Server
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 03:19:08 PM »

Not surprising at all, apples and oranges.  Your Mac Pro is WAY out dated, multiple generations behind.
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