Mac mini Server upgrade for Vectorworks and Adobe Creative Cloud apps
Hi we have 7 x iMac 27″ clients running Vectorworks and Adobe Creative Cloud apps. Currently have Mac Mini 2.8ghz dual core 16gb with 2TB fusion drive acting as server. We currently have about 1.5TB data. Would like a faster server and are considering iMac Ret 21.5″ 3.4ghz quad core i5, 32gb 1TB SSD, plus thunderbolt 3 RAID storage such as Pegasus3 macOS Edition R4 TB3
8TB. Do you think this would significantly improve our server speed please?
It will indeed be much faster server and storage solution. SSD is becoming a standard in the computer system because regular hard drives have limited data transfer speeds. Also, Intel core 5 is very reliable and fast processor which will cut computing times into a half and more. And the most interesting thing you are mentioning is RAID storage device from Pegasus. This is what yu will like the most. With transfer speeds over a gigabyte per second will let you transfer files in seconds. Very popular among video editors where speed is important. If other computers a connecting to a server, I would recommend upgrading network to a 10GbE which is ten times faster then regular network solutions.
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