Does Intel Mac Mini work with MiniStack type products?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kntgsp, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see why this wouldn't work, but I was just wondering if things like the following:

    MiniStack

    work with the new Intel Mac Mini. I don't see why they wouldn't, as it's just a firewire/usb port extender and an external HD. But just thought I'd ask, as there seems to be a big hooplah about Universal this and that. I just couldn't tell if there was any HD management software, etc. that would require universal binary to run effeciently.
     
  2. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    There should be nothing stopping these products from working. Firewire and USB hubs are plug-and-play, as are external HDs. No worries. :D
     
  3. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, I knew that (not thaaaat n00bish), I was just worried they might have some HD management software garbage like on some of my PC HD's, that wasn't UB yet. :rolleyes:

    Anywho, I think I'm gonna go pick up that mini today. I had a MBP and had all the aforementioned 'issues' with it, and after debating my portability needs I think i'll just pick up one of those. I just wish they came with big hard drives though, so I'm looking into getting one of those thingamajiggers.
     
  4. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    You should not have any issues with HD management software. And even if there were software - and it were not universal - the sort of software it was would run quickly under rosetta anyway, so you would still be in good shape.
     
  5. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool thanks. I wasn't sure if Rosetta runs stuff at Virtual PC-type speed or not, which is where my concern was based.

    That said, I'll install XP with Boot Camp anyway since CS2 isn't UB yet.
     
  6. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    Nope, it runs way faster than that. Stuff is actually useable under Rosetta, unlike Virtual PC, for example I had a fine old time working on a large Excel spreadsheet last night on my Core Solo mini.
     
  7. generik macrumors 601

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    I'm using just that.

    Seems like the internal sata drive is very good though, I experienced absolutely no improvement in speed using that through a FW400 connection.
     

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