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johnnycrossbone johnnycrossbone is offline
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Default Help me decide which system to keep! (for OSX install) - 04-11-2009, 01:06 AM

I accidentally bought 2 Mini 9's, so I need to decide between the following units:

1) Cherry Red with a 16GB SSD/1GB RAM ($240.16 shipped)
2) Onyx Black with a 8GB SSD/512MB RAM ($202.94 shipped)

I plan on upgrading to 2GB of RAM for either system (it's cheap and easy, so why not?), but I guess what I'm trying to figure out is if I should go with the black unit and get the 32GB SuperTalent SSD, or if the 16GB unit will be big enough.


I definitely want OSX, and I proooobably want to have either Adobe Photoshop (500MB) or Adobe Illustrator (733MB) on there.

What's the reliability on these SuperTalent drives like?
Am I gonna be disappointed with 16GB?
What would you do if you were me?


Black Mini 9, 32GB SuperTalent SSD, 2GB of RAM, OSX 10.5.6
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Default Re: Help me decide which system to keep! (for OSX install) - 04-11-2009, 01:08 AM

16gb will not be enough for you, so if you're upgrading memory and ssd the best way is to keep the cheap one 8-)


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Default Re: Help me decide which system to keep! (for OSX install) - 04-11-2009, 01:26 AM

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16gb will not be enough for you, so if you're upgrading memory and ssd the best way is to keep the cheap one 8-)
Thanks for the advice.

How big was the OSX install on your machine?
I'm a graphic designer and photographer who uses OSX at home and at work, and I'd like to use my Mini 9 for noodling around when I'm on the road.


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Default Re: Help me decide which system to keep! (for OSX install) - 04-11-2009, 03:20 AM

Something else to think about...

The black one will drive you crazy with smudges or scratches. I have not seen the red one but I would bet that it would be less prone to showing them.


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