Aug 26, 2013 03:38 PM
Suggestions for a MacPro 1,1?
Last week I put my aging MacPro 1,1 on eBay. I had a reserve of $400 on it. It didn't sell, only fetching $230 or so. I'm not sure I'd want to part with this for only $230. I think it's worth a lot more, even if it is seven years old, due to what you can do with it and its expandability. Drobos go for a lot more.
In any case, because the MacPro's video card died and I wasn't getting enough multi-video camera speed from it, I got an iMac. I've since upgraded the video card on the MacPro so it works fine now, but between the time I got the iMac and fixed the Mac Pro, I bought a My Book Thunderbolt Duo for serving media and being my Time Machine drive. It works great, and it's damn fast.
So, I don't *need* a server since I have the external Thunderbolt drive. What do some of you do with an extra Mac lying around? I don't need it as a second computer, I have a Macbook Pro. I'd like to know what some of you have done with an extra computer. Maybe I'll get some ideas. I thought about using it as a redundant backup and putting a RAID inside it. I just can't part with it for almost nothing, and I can't really find a purpose for it due to its size and power needs.