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MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop Preview

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:48 pm
by clem

Re: MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop Preview

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:47 am
by JBHoren
Has there been any discussion about a larger-than-120GB SSD for the MintBox Mini Pro? Yes, I realize that prices for a 256GB SSD are below $200 -- some significantly so -- but it seems wasteful to just "pull and replace" the one supplied... all the moreso, if the buyer knows in advance that 120GB will be too small. Doesn't this defeat the intended purpose?

Re: MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop Preview

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:30 pm
by MikeF90000
JBHoren wrote:if the buyer knows in advance that 120GB will be too small.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. IMO if you are creating / storing critical data on a system I recommend adding a traditional 'rotating rust' HDD. Use the SSD for boot partitions.
The failure modes of consumer grade SSDs are not well known - they may die without warning. Of course, if you backup / mirror daily or better I rescind my recommendation :mrgreen: .

Re: MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop Preview

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:46 am
by eyeball
Is the CPU on these a really old model?

Searching on the i7 they list in the specs brings up articles like this from 2015:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2950704/ ... trick.html


The idea of a powerful silent PC that runs mint well and can handle games is really attractive to me (new mint user), but would like to get something with a bit more recent CPU.

Re: MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop Preview

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:56 pm
by KBD47
Very nice review. Those small form factor desktops are astounding compared to the beasts all desktops were not long ago. BTW I bought a small form factor desktop off of ebay awhile back and it came with Mint Cinnamon OEM on it. That Mint OEM was a simple install and is quite handy.