[OS X TeX] TeX Performance (MacMini)
osxtex at st.estfiles.de
Mon Feb 7 06:51:56 EST 2005
>Interesting thread. Couple of things to note.
>In fact, one advice for those wanting to use the Mac Mini as a
>TeX-machine is to use an external drive. True, it makes the set up
>bigger and might be a fairly big investment. But it also has several
>advantages including being able to swap the drive between different
>machines, easier backups, and having more drive space. Plus it
>requires no tinkering to install...
Hm, does it really make sense to have a fast external drive for the
MacMini - regarding its Firewire 400(!) ?
Wouldn't it be much more efficient to have this 7200RPM Hitachi
Travelstar 7k60 inside the Mini? Or is this drive really that loud
(as it was written sometimes) that I would spoil my silent Mini with
Yes, silence matters! But speed too o(
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