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    Since SSD are expensive, will the performance be the same if a lower capacity SSD is used just enough for the OS and the softwares plus external HDD?
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    Hi Joey,

    I have not done an extensive, very serious, blind comparison, but based on my impressions, the new (Jan 2012) laptop server with a USB external HDD and a USB DAC, the old server (Oct 2010) sounds better with USB DAC and eSATA external HDD.
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    Hi Gary,

    How about laptop with i3 processors, are they ok as music servers? There preowned units for sale and would like to know if it will serve its purpose for Hifi music use.

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    That might work just fine if there is a way to reduce the speed of the CPU so that the fan doesn't kick on. Since they are pre-owned, you should be able to check it on the BIOS set-up screen if it is possible.
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    Thanks Gary for being responsive to my queries.
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    For those of you using an iPad with Remote to control the original server or the laptop server, Remote 2.3 released by Apple breaks TouchRemote because of a tighter implementation of Fairplay. So, if you don't need it, do not upgrade from Remote 2.2. There is supposed to be a temporary fix, but I haven't been able to get it to work.
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