[ardour-users] Ardour on Mac os X/Mac Intel - no tiene slots PCI

Marcos Guglielmetti Gmail marcospcmusica at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 17:53:05 PDT 2006

El Jue 13 Abr 2006 02:35, Mark Knecht escribió:
> On 4/12/06, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando at ccrma.stanford.edu> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 19:53 +0200, Marcos Guglielmetti Gmail wrote:
> > > El Mar 11 Abr 2006 21:18, Mark Knecht escribió:
> > > > >         But, the next questions are:
> > > > > 1) would you recommend this kind of hardware (Mac mini) to
> > > > > build a PC for a recording studio?
> > > >
> > > > No. Not powerful enough and the hard drive isn't all that fast.
> > >
> > > Ok, I will traslate it to spanish, I am fowarding this mail
> > >
> > > (Mark Knecht posee una Mac Mini Intel)
> >
> > [I think there might be a misunderstanding here, I'm not positive
> > that Mark has an _intel_ mini, he certainly does have a ppc mini]
> Thanks Fernando. Indeed, my Mac Mini is Power PC based and NOT Intel
> based. Sorry for any confusion. I suppose I didn't read the title
> carefully enough. I don't remember Intel being mentioned in the
> original post. If I missed it I am sorry.


> I don't think this actually effects the other answers I gave about
> the Mac Mini and it's form factor - I.e - no PCI slots, USB &
> Firewire sound expansion only, and a slow disk,

Yes: 60gb 5400 RMP


> although the disk in 
> the Intel-based design could be faster. 


> I don't specifically know if 
> the Intel-based Mac Mini has OpenFirmware to allow it to boot from an
> external drive (as I sometimes do with Gentoo on this machine for
> fun) but I would expect that it does as this is a very standard Apple
> feature.


> One interesting question that was originally asked was to the speed
> of the Mac Mini and whether it was fast enough to build a studio
> around. I would not think that the PPC Mac Mini would be enough, but
> Apple advertises the Intel based version as 4 times as fast. I think
> that should be enough to do some serious work if it's true.

"1.5Ghz Intel Core Duo CPU"

I think it could be just as fast as a 3.8Ghz P4, or an AMD 64, etc.

> It's good to have friends who speak so many languages! Thanks for
> helping out!
> Cheers,
> Mark

RAM: 512MB  667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Mmmm.... I would not buy this mini PC... no PCI slots, no Hammerfall or 
M-Audio Delta 1010, no PC :)

Marcos Guglielmetti  
Director del desarrollo de Musix GNU+Linux 
(www.musix.org.ar) (www.pc-musica.com.ar/musix)

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