Apple introduces first home server. My guts tell me: Dying Time capsule trouble all over again?
Dubbed the “Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server,” the new device is essentially a
$799 Mac mini with two 500GB hard drives squeezed into the petite case, compared
to the one 320GB drive in the stand-alone mini.
While this sounds nice, I am not sure if Apple didn’t miss a lession it could have got from their time capsules. A flat device including a harddisk that runs at a very hot temperature, in my oppinion the recepie for hardware problems. The net is filled with reports of failing time capsules, there even is a site called “time capsule memorial” (http://timecapsuledead.org/)
Maybe I am wrong and the mini handles the heat well, but my gut tells me that cramming disks into the mini could lead to very similar issues.