Best machine for a server, 4400 or 6100?
Posted on 2000-03-22
I have 6 macs on an ethernet network, a 7100, 6116, 640, Pb3400, 4400 and a 6100. I want to dedicate one of the last 2 as a server. My bookkeeper will use the other one. The main database file (Omnis) will go on the server. The bookkeeper will be the heaviest user of it, but others in the office will access the same file from time to time. Currently the bookkeeper is using the 4400 (200 mhz) and the database file is on it. My concern is that if I dedicate the 4400 as the server, the bookkeeper will find the 6100 (66 mhz) to be considerably slower. But if I use the 6100 as the server, it will not be fast enough for the network. Which machine would make the better server in this scenario?