New Mac Mini recommendations

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:10 pm
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Re: New Mac Mini recommendations

I purchased the i5 with 8gig and updated the memory myself to 32 gig - I went with the 250gig HDD - working great with security spy (w 3 4k cameras - 4 planned) and indigo.

Not even coming close to making it work ....
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Re: New Mac Mini recommendations

Indigo minimal memory usage? You must run a lot less plugins than me!
I'm interested in processor speed Vs cores, as I think the more memory is biggest performance gain?



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Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:19 pm
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Re: New Mac Mini recommendations

Are you running plex on there too?

Looks like 32GB isn't needed just yet, 16GB definitely worth it though.

I wonder how the i3 would perform on those stats!?

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This is the set of plug-in I'm running - if best buy would have offered the i7 I would have got that but no issues with the core i5. Indigo does not need much HP to run great. The memory $$$$ from apple is crazy - went to 32 gig for less than 1/3 the apple price.
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:26 pm
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No plex - to be honest, it was running just the same with 8gig of memory (at least I could not tell / notice a difference)- I just like to take things apart and the memory was a deal compared to the apple prices....

I think the i3 does not support turboboost plus the HDD was twice the size for the low end next model up from the base model.

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:38 pm
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Re: New Mac Mini recommendations

i7 w/8GB memory and 128GB solid state soldered down harddrive. Added a 10GB ethernet port and use external storage with a USB-C Samsung 1-TB SSD which does about 400-MB per second. Lots cheaper than Apple memory.

Lately I’ve had a bit of trouble with the Mini occasionally up and shutting down, but my research says that upgrading the memory to 32GB solves this. I haven’t done this yet but here is the recommended memory to do this:

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-16GBx2-P ... 176&sr=1-2

I don’t think it’s over-heating.

Running indigo, securityspy, plex, printopia, and Spamsieve. Plex and media editing can really take cpu cycles.

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Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:21 am
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Re: New Mac Mini recommendations

As a side note; I had my min stacked with external drives, hubs, and such. I had problems that I suspected was caused by heat retention.
I bought a pack of stick-on rubber feet, put them on the bottom of every piece of the stack, and the problems went away. YMMV


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Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:02 am
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Rehafer, thanks, I’ll try the rubber feet. I have had a fan on it for months now and it still Quits with same regularity. That’s why I think it’s a memory timing issue with the 8-GB Apple native memory along with a few other reports that the 32GB upgrade solved the issue. I’ve intended to do that in any case, but you have a good idea and worth a try.

-Al

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Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:04 am
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...it quits about once every several weeks. Not acceptable for home automation.

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