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Best machine for a server, 4400 or 6100?

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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?
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I would use the 6100. I have used one in the past as a server and its a truly marvelous mac. Incredibly stable and it can take some hits as far as processing. Its only slow point is the built in HD but unless youre going to have lots of people hitting it at the same time that shouldnt be an issue. Otherwise the 6100 will be plenty fast for serving a few files and even route internet traffic. The bookkeeper will find the 6100 unbearably slow for any meaningful work. Definitely give them the 4400 which would make a poor server anyway. The 4400s were a bit flaky so its not something you want to make into your important office server.
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Thanks!  (So how are the 4400s flaky???)
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They were just a weird model. It was sort of a cross between a performa and an AIO...They werent big sellers either. Back in that weird transition period when apple was having issues.
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