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Which would be better for FCP and Pro Tools? Mac Mini 2.3GHz i7Quad or iMac 2.9GHz i5 Quad?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I've been a post production recording engineer and sound editor for 20 years, but for the last 4 I've been on disability because of arthritis and ...
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How can I connect my IMac 4.1 (Late 2006) to the most current mac mini to use as a monitor for work. [duplicate]

I need to connect my mac mini to my IMAC 4.1's monitor (late 2006) for work purposes. I would like to still use my computer running on Snow Leopard for personal use. Which cables do I need to connect ...
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For the Apple SSD drives, will they run slower with less free space available?

From what I understand, most SSDs will run slower once there is 20% or less free space available, due to TRIM/garbage collection. However, are Apple SSDs the same way? The reason I ask is because ...
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Is Shutting Down An iMac Or Mac Mini Really Necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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How can I stop my iMac's remote management connection from defaulting to wifi?

I have two Mac computers that I connect to using Screen Sharing and when the Mac Mini's wifi is disabled I get great performance out of it. The problem that occurs is when I enable wifi on the Mac ...
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Using an iMac 27 inch (2009) as a monitor for a mac mini with Lion

My wife has iMac 27" (2009) with Snow Leopard and I want to use it as an external monitor for development on Mac mini with the latest Xcode/Lion (I don't want to upgrade the iMac to Lion to get the ...
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Target Display Mode + Teleport with Thunderbolt iMac and Mac mini running Lion

I've set up Screen Sharing, so I can see Teleport is working... But I can't get it to work if I use Target Display Mode. Here's what I tried: ⌘+F2 with Teleport's mouse on the iMac. ...
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Will my iMac stay on if I use it's display in target display mode for a Mac mini?

I have the new iMac and need a Mac mini. Is it easy to switch the display back and forth or do I have to plug and unplug? Also.. Will the Mac mini continue to run in headless mode when I'm using the ...
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Using an iMac as a monitor for a mac mini

I currently have an old 21 inch iMac that won't run Lion because it doesn't have a 64 bit chip. Other than that it works absolutely fine. I am however a part time developer and so I really need to ...