The Mac Mini 6,1 (2012) base model ships with 4GB of Memory in a 2x2GB 1600Mhz 204 pin SODIMM configuration. 4GB as it turns out, is a little inadequate for running Ubuntu, FreeBSD, CentOS and XP simultaneously. The Linux VMs seem to need more than 512MB to compile kernels and XP is super sluggish with […]
Bottom line – I am not the typical “home/small office” user. For my needs, I should have looked at a desktop class performance which is provided by the higher end Synology models. Given the cost constraints, I find the DS210j as an acceptable compromise. But for most real home users out there, this just might be the no headache/low maintenance storage device you are looking for.