Storage solutions for the Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by generik, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601

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    I'm actually thinking of building a small raid array for my mini, but since I only have 1 firewire port and 4 usb ports what options will I have? :eek:
     
  2. crazycat macrumors 65816

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  3. deebster macrumors 6502

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    The Lacie is nice, but I much prefer the ministack, which works as a firewire and USB hub too.
     
  4. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    Better price too, the LaCie is way overpriced
     
  5. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    I've got the lacie mini and its great, I far prefer it to the other solutions out there as it seperates the heat from the hard disc from the mini itself.

    It matches the mini perfectly and seems to be very quiet. I bought the 80GB version and a 500GB seagate hard drive and just replaced the hard drive.

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    More pics here : http://gordyhand.co.uk/gallery/v/casemodding/apple/macmini/


    There is a new version of it coming out soon which has the firewire and usb hubs too. I decided not to get this as we dont need it and it has usb ports on the sides I think which spoils the clean looks.
     
  6. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    can you tell me what brand of hard disk is inside? i refuse to by LaCie because they use crappy Western Digital hard drives in pretty cases. Is it something decent? I really like the looks of this unit.
     
  7. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Not in the lacie I got, and others I've seen on the web, mine had a hitachi deskstar inside. :)
     

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