The do-it-yourself, fits-on-a-shelf server.

Ready to run straight out of the box, Mac mini with OS X Server features a quad-core processor, ultra-fast Thunderbolt technology, and now twice the storage capacity.

There’s a whole server in there.

Serving up quad-core power.

Mac mini with OS X Server features a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that delivers incredible speed and performance, thanks to innovations like Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading and an integrated memory controller. Add in 6MB of L3 cache, and you’ll find that Mac mini with OS X Server is packed with power.

Double the storage. It’s twice as big — on the inside.

Mac mini also has two 1TB 5400-rpm hard drives built in,1 so you can host wikis and websites, back up the data you need and store just about anything. For the ultimate in performance, choose flash storage, in either one or two 256GB solid-state drives. This configuration performs up to twice as fast as the previous generation’s flash storage and nearly five times as fast as the standard hard drive.2

High-speed Thunderbolt I/O.

Thunderbolt technology gives you two channels on the same connector with 10 Gbps of throughput in both directions. And it lets you daisy-chain a display and up to six devices, including high-performance storage solutions such as the Promise Pegasus, via one compact port. You’ll see data transfer rates up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800.

OS X Server. The server for everyone.

Thanks to OS X Server, it’s never been easier to install, set up and manage a server. The advanced features in OS X Server turn Mac mini into a powerful server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools and more.
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Ready. Set up. Go.

Server app. Your own mini IT department.

The Mac is famously easy to use, and so is Mac mini with OS X Server. That makes it perfect for people who’ve never run a server before, or for overtaxed IT departments. The Server app will walk you through the setup process step by step. And if you want help at any stage, just choose the Help menu or click the Next Steps button.

Management skills.

Tools like the Server app let you quickly set up all your key services as well as control users and groups. And Profile Manager simplifies deploying, configuring and managing your Mac computers and iOS devices like iPhone and iPad, including user accounts for mail, calendar, contacts, messages and more.

Share with ease. Collaborate with confidence.

The powerful services in OS X Server make it easy to share information between Mac, PC and iOS devices. Access control lists (ACLs) manage who has access to what. Time Machine backs up every Mac on your network. A wiki-powered website lets groups collaborate easily. And calendar and contacts sharing keeps everyone on time and in the loop.
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OS X Server

Space saver. Energy saver.

Mac mini with OS X Server uses less than 11 watts of power when idle3 — a fraction of the power needed by a similarly equipped tower server. So it has a big impact on the way your office works, but only a tiny impact on the planet.
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  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2012 using pre-production 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7–based Mac mini units with two 256GB solid-state drives and 8GB RAM, pre-production 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7–based Mac mini units with a 1TB 5400-rpm hard drive and 4GB RAM, and shipping 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7–based Mac mini units with two 256GB solid-state drives and 8GB RAM. Testing conducted using Iometer 2006.07.27 with a 30-second ramp-up, 5-minute run duration, 512KB request size, 8 outstanding IOs and 150GB test file. Solid-state drive systems configured with one drive for the OS and the other drive for Iometer testing. Average rotational media performance calculated by creating the test file on the outer, middle and inner sectors of the drive, and averaging the results from all three measurements. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac mini.
  3. Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed in the US Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR database as of October 2012.