MacMini details
#212 Henry, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 2:13 PM (Category: Apple)
(Tags: macmini specifications)

To help write that last post, and to keep a record of the details, I wanted to get the model numbers and details of the Mac Minis at the command line. I was sshed in from work to home, and command line was what I had. I did some research and the methods were very easy.

First, to get the model details:

tarim:~ hgriggs$ system_profiler SPHardwareDataType                            

    Hardware Overview:

      Model Name: Mac mini
      Model Identifier: Macmini6,1
      Processor Name: Intel Core i5
      Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
      Number of Processors: 1
      Total Number of Cores: 2
      L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
      L3 Cache: 3 MB
      Memory: 4 GB
      Boot ROM Version: MM61.0106.B04
      SMC Version (system): 2.7f1
      Serial Number (system): C07ML6ZWDWYL
      Hardware UUID: CE03C974-9CD7-533E-8C4C-0E2D014C0FC8

to find the description about it, take the last 4 characters of the serial number and use this:

tarim:~ hgriggs$ curl
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<name>CPU Name</name>
<configCode>Mac mini (Late 2012)</configCode>

I took the liberty of tidying the XML output so it's not just one big jumbled line. So now I have a good method for the future of identifying these devices. If I do it on Anne's Mac Mini, I see that she has a "Mac mini (Mid 2010)" aka "Macmini4,1" with 8 gig RAM and a 320 gig hdd. Anne's Mac Mini has been absolutely rock-solid over the years. Never had a single problem with it.