Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to LarsKHansen)
You shouldn't have a problem. The Late 2009 Mac minis make really decent servers outside of the fact that storage can potentially be an issue if you need lots of it. USB2 might be a little slow if you have the need to be constantly moving a lot of data. For what it's worth, I use a Late 2009 Mac mini as our server for everything (mail, contact, calendars etc etc) but file sharing (which I use a Mac Pro 2006 to do this). This is how under utilized the CPUs are in this regard running Lion Server 11G63…
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 1:06 AM (in response to infinite vortex)
Hi Infinite Vortex,
Thank you for your answer - I'll get going on the internal harddrive asap
What about an external Firewire harddrive? Could that be a good replacement for a usb harddrive?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 3:30 AM (in response to LarsKHansen)
Firewire will work fine. OK, it's far from fast in today's USB3/Thunderbolt world but will work solidly and far better than USB2. Just be mindful of your possible forward compatibility needs if in fact you need to plug this drive into something else. Having said that there's a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter if you need it. I went for a couple of USB2/USB3/FW400/FW800/eSATA drive docks from NewerTech instead so I could plug in to anything (Mac or PC) and expect the drive's maximum performance.