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Tech Analyst, Tom Rowley, is claiming that there is a immediate need for a consumer version of the Apple Xserve, with massive storage. I think he's dead wrong.

Rowley seems like he's pushing a little too hard for this idea. While having a feature like auto syncing of content added to iTunes would be nice. Nearly all of his other wishes are doable with a current Mac Mini, Or at best a Mac Mini with slight modifications.


For instance, my Mac Mini is set up with over 1/2 a terabyte of space that is streaming my music and video files across my entire apartment. And on top of that I have Chronosync checking my music and video folders for new content to sync from my laptops to the mini. Seems like all the space and content management that I need.

Am I missing something here? Would you find it so much more useful to have a dedicated server at home, that you would go out and purchase an iServe? Or would a Mac Mini serve your needs?

A boom in digital content and DRM headaches will drive "Apple iServ"-like products [New Rowley]

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