What's connected to your Mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by blodwyn, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    I was looking round my study and it suddenly occurred to me that I have a fair amount of hardware hooked up to my Mac. Here's an inventory....

    iMac G5 Rev A (no built in iSight) 1.8GHz, 2GB
    Permanently Connected
    - Laserjet 6L (via DLink ethernet print server)
    - Laserjet 2600N color laser
    - Canon PIXMA IP6000D inkjet
    - DYMO Labelwriter
    - Canon LiDE 35 scanner
    - External iSight
    - 2x WD MyBook 500GB external hard disks
    - 1x WD MyBook 250GB external hard disk
    - Wacom Intuos graphics tablet

    Intermittently connected
    - iPod 5G 60GB
    - Nikon DSLR camera
    - 60GB 2.5" external hard disk
    - EyeTV 200
    - Various memory cards via a card reader

    Everything runs without a hitch as expected. I was curious what others might have connected to their Macs
     
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Wow, how many USB hubs do you have?

    Here's my list:
    Permanent:
    Duct Tape iPod Dock
    NAD 314 integrated setreo amplifier (old skool)
    Canon i560 bubblejet printer
    Apple mouse+Keyboard

    Part Time:
    USB cable for V3
    iPod shuffle
    Digital Camera's
    Flash DRive's (they're the prostitutes of technology, along with USB ports)
     
  3. blodwyn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    2x Belkin 7 port hubs, still got a couple of ports free :)
     
  4. motomullet macrumors member

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    G4 mini

    Perm:
    LaCie 160gb firewire then fire to ACD
    Usb to ACD
    Stereo Receiver
    keyboard and ipod dock are plugged into ACD hub

    Inter:

    Usb for V3M
    Samsung 1710 laser
     
  5. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

    Island Dog

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    I just got my Mac Mini and the only thing I have connected is the monitor and power cord. Im running the mouse/keyboard through my Windows machine.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #6
    My iMac:

    - The power cable

    My iBook:

    - The power cable

    In the intermittent category are my iPod and my cameras (S50 and 300D). That's about it. :)
     
  7. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    All this is my MBP:

    Mostly Permanent (it is a laptop...)
    Power Cable
    Cambridge Soundworks speakers
    Logitech MX-1000 laser mouse
    Zoom X5 ADSL Modem/Router
    --Via Zoom X5: HP Deskjet 6940 (ethernet)

    Intermittent:
    FirmTek SeriTek /2SM2-E dual eSATA ExpressCard/34 for the Macbook Pro
    --Via /2SM2-E: FirmTek /2EN-2 dual-bay SATA 3Gbps-eSATA 3.5" Hot-Swappable HD enclosure with 2x WD Caviar SE16 250GB/7200RPM/16MB SATA 3Gbps HDDs in RAID 0

    SIIG FireWire (FW400) 2-port ExpressCard/34

    Via FW (both through the ExpressCard and the main FW port):
    --Epson Stylus Photo R2400 13x19"+ (UltraChrome K3)
    --Maxtor One Touch II 300GB external HD
    --Numerous mini-DV/DVCAM/HDV camcorders from school

    via USB:
    Lexar multi card reader (for my Nikons' memory cards)
    iPod Shuffle 2G/1G
    other random devices.
     
  8. wngraham macrumors regular

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    My iMac:
    HP Laser Jet Printer
    250GB External Western Digital HD
    iPod Dock
    Edirol USB Cable (for audio transfers from Edirol R09)


    My MacBook:
    M-Audiophile 24/96 Firewire External Soundcard (for DAT transfers)
     
  9. pink-pony115 macrumors regular

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  11. K20 macrumors member

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    I need to buy an external USB hub!

    So far, just a card reader, printer, mouse+keyboard, iPod cable
     
  12. thebiggoose macrumors 6502

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    Core Solo Mac Mini

    Permenant

    Apple Wireless Keyboard
    Apple Wireless Mouse
    eMacines eView 17'' CRT Monitor
    Crappy eMachines Speakers
    160 GB External HD w/ Dynex Case
    2WIRE Router
    HP Deskjet 3940 Printer
    Canon Canoscan LIDE Scanner


    Intermittently

    5G 30 GB iPod (Black)
     
  13. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    Hardware connected to my 17" MBP C2D

    Either always available or sitting next to my at my "workstation":

    remote control for Amateur Radio HF rig (ICOM 756PROIII)
    Keyspan USB->RS-232

    PTT transmit control for above radio
    Keyspan USB->RS-232

    Morse Code decoder output using ZTerm
    IOGEAR USB->RS-232

    external receive and transmit audio for above radio
    Griffin iMic

    Palm T|X
    Bluetooth

    Motorola RAZR
    Bluetooth

    Brother 2040
    Airport Extreme Base Station USB Print Server

    Epson 2200
    Shared Printer over Firewire through B&W G3 10.2 Server

    Belkin ExpressCard/34 SD Media Adapter
    (always in slot) for Canon SD200 Elph

    Delkin ExpressCarc/34 CF Media Adapter
    (as needed) for Canon 10D DSLR

    500GB External HD
    Firewire800/400/USB2

    Connected as Needed:

    250GB External HD
    Firewire800/400/USB2

    100GB External HD (2.5" Speedzter case)
    Firewire 400

    Lexar 1GB Firefly Flash Drive (2 ea.)
    USB


    Epson 1660 Scanner
    USB

    M-Audio Keyboard
    USB

    MIDIMan MIDI I/F
    USB

    Apple USB Modem

    S-Video/Composite Video Adapter

    JVC Mini-DV Video Cam
    Firewire

    Kensington LED reading lamps
    FlyLight, and the larger model
    USB

    Kensington Fan
    USB

    Great Planes RealFlight G3.5 InterLink Controller (R/C Aircraft Transmitter sim box)
    USB (WinXP - BootCamp)
     
  14. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    keyboard + mouse, speakers, printer, monitor, power cable, camera cable, ipod dock.
     
  15. JAT macrumors 603

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    Mine is kinda buried in my HT rack so I have a couple wires sticking out for ease of use.

    My Mini has:
    -Display
    -Keyboard
    -RF Mouse receiver
    -Card reader
    -MiniStack 400GB
    -Portable HDD 60GB
    -iPod cable (sometimes even an iPod)

    A USB extender cord jsut hanging out that is used variously for:
    -Wired mouse
    -Flash drives
    -Anything else temporary

    If I add much more, I'll need another hub, the Stack is maxed, I think. Printer is via network, so no physical connection.

    Now, if you count the audio cables, in and out, it is connected to my HT which has many more devices. But I'll just leave it at:
    -7.1 audio system
    -Digital or analog audio input as needed

    Should have:
    -DVI switcher to use both the little display and my TV
    -Proprietary IR box for programming my remotes, I just need to plug it in, it's sitting here--heck, WinXP is even loaded and ready
     
  16. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

    mr_matalino

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    My iMac has...

    - Soundsticks II
    - 250GB LaCie HD
    - 40GB Hotdrive HD
    - Tomtom 910 GPS :p
    - EyeTV 250
    - Palm Treo 700p
    - 60GB iPod
    - 4GB Nano
    - Casio Exlim EX-Z40
    - Targus 4 USB hub

    Wow...thats more stuff than I thought!?!:eek:
     
  17. mac-mini macrumors newbie

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    mac mini core solo
    ----------------------
    Connected wired:
    Apple mighty mouse
    apple pro keyboard (black)
    some speakers
    HP deskjet 6122
    Dell moniter
    built-in USB hub in dell moniter
    iPod Nano

    connected wireless:
    apple remote
     
  18. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    To my 24" iMac -

    Brother 2030L laser printer. Was so cheap!
    FW400 250Gb drive. Looks so sexeh in aluminium!
    iPod Nano dock. Covered in dust.
    TiBook.

    And, of course, my e-penis.
     
  19. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    PowerBook G4 12"

    Semi-Permanent:
    • Klipsch iFi
    • 19" display
    • Belkin USB Hub
    • LaCie 160 GB d2
    • iPod mini dock
    • iPod photo dock
    • iPod shuffle dock (second gen)
    • HP OfficeJet 7310 (printer sharing from G5)
    • Griffin Airclick
    • USB cable for charging V3c hacked to Alltel
    • AirPort Express
    • Apple Wireless Keyboard
    • Apple Wireless Mouse

    Intermittent:
    • V3c hacked to Alltel (bluetooth)
    • 40 GB FireWire drive
    • 20 GB FireWire Drive (backing up apps)
    • 40 GB FireWire Drive (secondary backup of music)
    • iPod mini
    • iPod photo
    • iPod shuffle
    • many jump drives
    • memory cards (SD and CF) from hub
    • Acer USB fan


    ...a lot more than I realized...
     
  20. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Lets see, I only have my FX6021's and a iPod Photo Dock.
     
  21. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Same goes for me and my MBP. I can wirelessly connect to everything else I need to. Gotta love the Airport Express.
     
  22. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

    Felldownthewell

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    Macbook Pro-

    Permanent:

    Nothing


    Intermittent:
    -Power Cord
    -Logitec Mx518 gaming mouse
    -Wacom Tablet (at school)
    -30gb 5g ipod
    -Samsung BlackJack (USB/BT through Windows)
    -JBL Creature IIs (black)
    -Bose Quietcomfort IIs
    -HP 8100/Tektronics 850 (wireless, at school)
    -Obviously, internet (wireless)
     
  23. SMM macrumors 65816

    SMM

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    (5) other Macs
    Okidata C5500
    (4) LaCie External FW800 Drives
    (2) LaCie Ethernet Drives
    Surround Sound
    HP Scanner
    DVD/VCR/ADVC100 Analog-Digital Converter
    Panasonic DVX-100B
    (2) 23" ACD
    (1) 30" ACD
    (1) 30" Dell
    (2) Port replicators
    Dell 390 with (2) 24" Dell Displays
     
  24. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    MacBook Pro
    Logitech LX7 mouse
    Maxtor 300GB OneTouch III hard drive
    HP Printer/Scanner/Copier
    Apple BT keyboard
    iPod nano
    Canon PowerShot SD550
    ...all in and out because it's a portable and i use it as one.

    iMac
    Belkin 7-port USB hub
    mouse (I don't recall which kind and I'm not using that computer right now)
    Apple wired keyboard
    iPod nano
    iPod mini
    Kodak digital camera - soon to be replaced hopefully
    HP Printer/Photo Printer/Scanner/Copier
     
  25. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    iMac G5 rev.B 17":

    Power
    SoundSticks II
    12in1 USB Card Reader
    iPod USB cable
    4port USB hub:
    -HP deskjet5150
    -radioSHARK
    -Keyspan USBto[a round port?] to ISDN internet
    -Apple Keyboard:
    --Agfa scanner
    --Logitech MX500 Mouse
    Asus A2 laptop via Ethernet

    Sometimes connect my Panasonic miniDV via FireWire of course
     

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