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mac mini 2014

  1. Alyss_

    SSD Sandisk Doesn't show up

    Hello - I hope someone can help me. I have mac mini late 2014, with Mojave installed - 10.14.6. I'm gonna list what happened: I got a Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD 500gb and I tried to install it. I went to Disk Utility, erased it, renamed it ( set it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), GUID...
  2. Kaikidan

    Wich is the biggest capacity HD I can stuff a 2014 Mini with?

    If everything goes right, at the end of the year i will be able to upgrade my main mac, and I plan to use my actual mini 2014 solely as a headless media server (something he already does while being used as a daily computer). For this, I plan on opening him and putting the biggest drive I can...
  3. tuesdaytues

    Mac Mini lat 2014 adding memory

    Hi, I have a Mac Mini late 2014, Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, Memory 8 GB. I would like to upgrade it to more memory as it always seems to get close to the limit of 8GB and slows down. I keep the Activity Monitor open and when I see the Memory is getting high I Force Quit something...
  4. Avzone

    Back up advise needed

    Hi, Need some advise on doing a back up as I’m looking on reformatting my Mac mini. I have done back ups in the past but never really had to test it out in a real scenario of restoring them & hope I never have to. What it is mainly that’s concerning me is doing the back ups of my photos &...
  5. Populus

    My new Mac Mini (2014)

    Hello. I'm planning to purchase tomorrow a used Mac mini from 2015. It's the Haswell model, at 2.6GHz and 8GB of RAM. My only concern here is the RAM memory, but it is impossible to find a Mac mini with 16GB. And this model doesn't have upgradeable RAM, so I will stick with 8GB. The good thing...
  6. D

    Mac Mini not booting (fan is on, no HDMI signal)

    Hello, I'm having a very strange problem with my Mac Mini 2014. My Mac Mini was using High Sierra and I believe it is possible it was having a software update when I had a power outage yesterday. When power was restored, I've been unable to get it to properly boot. When I turn it on, the...
  7. F

    Which Mac Mini to buy?

    In 2007 I purchased a Mac Mini which has worked fine. I updated it once and it has the Lion OS 10.7.5. Due to its "elderly" OS I need to buy a new Mini so I can use this years Tax software. I use the Mini soley for writing, reading the news and an occasional jaunt into You Tube. Should I buy the...
  8. R

    High Sierra 10.13.3 won't update after SSD installation.

    Hello, I have recently added an SSD External drive to my Mac Mini (Late 2014). I connected the drive via ThunderBolt II. I used Carbon-Copy to move the OS and data to the drive. I then renamed it and changed the system start-up disk using System Preferences. I moved a lot of the large data...
  9. tekfranz

    Warranty on Slow/Freezing/Spinning Mac Mini 1.4ghz?

    I am running out of warranty on my 2014 1.4 ghz Mac Mini. It is very slow and I have reformatted it multiple times and been through several iterations with Apple Support. The main issue is that if I have more than 1 or 2 apps opening the spinning swirly wheel start as and it can take several...
  10. J

    Banding on my new mac mini

    Hi, I just bought a new mac mini from Apple and my gradients are banding in photoshop. I don't think it's the monitor as I've swapped screens and it's the same on both. I don't think it's photoshop as it works fine on my old mac. The new mac is a mac mini (late 2014 but it is brand new). 2.6GHz...
  11. mrGott

    Overheating: Mac Mini HDD replacement - Samsung 850 Pro

    Hey everyone! I need your advice. 2 days ago I replaced my Mac Mini's (Late 2014) HDD with Samsung 850 Pro 250GB SSD. First day was fine but today I noticed that it was terribly hot on the surface. During almost 3 years of usage it's never been this hot. I just followed a guide on youtube...
  12. Kaikidan

    Is possible to make the first boot on the system by USB SSD?

    My Mac mini 2014 will come until the end of the week, I reserved a external USB3.0 SSD for it, can i start it by the first time already on the recover menu and install the system on the external SSD? because if not, i will need to boot from the internal HD, setup everything, then restart...
  13. Kaikidan

    2012 2.5Ghz Mac Mini or 2014 2.6Ghz Mac mini?

    I want to buy a mac mini, i have the option between a used late 2012 2.5Ghz, 4GB, 500Gb HDD, and a new late 2014 2.6Ghz, 8gb, 1Tb HDD. By the price of the 2014 in it raw specs i can buy the 2012 one and buy 4 or 8+GB of ram and a external SSD to run the system on. Would it be worth purchasing...
  14. Maribel.Mariah

    Mac Mini 2014 2.6Ghz 8gb is good for daily use?

    I live in brazil, here Apple products have proibitive price tags, but as my old PC AMD FX6300, 8Gb DDR3 RAM, 120Gb SSD + 1tb HD is dying and i will hav eto spend money trying to fix it (mobo, CPU, VGA, etc.. etc.. etc..) is easier to buy a new one, and why not a mac? i was already thinking...
  15. CSeye

    Maxed out 2104 Mini to run end-of-life Adobe CS6 Design Standard?

    Hello, I'm considering this configuration - i7, 16GB RAM, and 512 SSD, and macOS Sierra - for the sole purpose of running Adobe CS6 (PS, AI, InD, and Acrobat Pro X). CS6 is currently running well on my aging but still-kicking 2010 i5 MBP. I have perpetual licenses for several versions of the...
  16. strat59uk

    2.8GHz Mac Mini better than expected

    I just purchased a refurbished late-2014 2.8GHz, 8GB, 1TB Fusion Mac Mini for £650 direct from Apple. I got it primarily because my early-2008 Mac Pro (Quad Core, 12GB, 2x 256GB SSD and still going strong!) isn't supported by macOS Sierra. As I'm an iOS developer I felt I just had to be running...
  17. c0ppo

    Mac mini 2014, remove flash storage?

    Greetings, I have a mac mini 2014 with 1TB Fusion Drive. I want to remove those two hard disks completely and insert 1TB SSD in there that I already own. I know I don't have to remove the flash drive, but I'm giving it to my friend since I really don't need it at all. Is it possible to remove...
  18. scottandrews27

    Laptop For Uni Advice

    Hi guys I currently have a mac mini 2014 2.6 ghz. I think it is ok apart from the lack of ssd. I am currently in the market for a macbook but I know a new one is being released within the next few months. Should I sell the mac mini and then get a powerful 13 inch or keep the mac mini and get...
  19. M

    "Stress-Testing" a 2014 Mac Mini - without AHT Extended

    I just bought a 2014 Mac Mini off of eBay through a "new" seller, and it is out of warranty. I'd like to be able to put it through its paces, but without installing all kinds of software on it. In the days before Apple Diagnostics, I would just fire up Apple Hardware Test, put it on the extended...
  20. Olan

    Blinking Screens (again)

    Hi all, I've been doing some hunting through the Internet for a solution to this problem but have not found any solution. There is a thread on this subject but hasn't been active for over a year. I have a 2014 4GB ram basic model Mac mini which is used as iTunes server, Plex server and sports...