Originally Posted by Garman
DyPryo: Looking at using this in my main setup with my Dynaudio so quality of the playback is going to be a must. I am upgrading the 320gig to a SSD drive and will most likely use a external 3TB-4TB hard drive for my music playback.
Save your money. If you absolutely feel the need for a SSD drive in the Mini, 128 gigs or even 64 gigs is more than enough for a music server. Since you will probably go headless and no keyboard with the Mini, that means you won't need all those other apps like safari or Mail. I stripped mine down to bare bones.
I just checked my Mac Mini via screen share with my iMac. I have only 14.5 GB
on the internal drive of the Mini. So what do you need that extra 305.5 GB on storage for? Like I said, a 64 GB
drive is more than enough.
The only advantage a SSD drive has over a conventional hard drive is boot times and faster loading of apps and data, but since your data will be on another drive that negates the data part. I leave my Mini on all the time, so it's always ready to go, so that negates the need for faster boot times. When I do have to reboot, it still only takes about 2 minutes.
I have SSD drives on my iMac and my MacBook Pro Retina, but I do a lot of heavy lifting with those computers.