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  1. Mill house

    Issues connecting cinema display Mac mini 2018, Help!

    I'm hoping someone can help me, I have a 27" Thunderbolt Display and a 27" cinema display A1316. The cinema display works fine when connected to my 2014 MacBook Pro but will not connect to my Mac mini. Mac mini 2018 i7. Even if the cinema display is the only display connected to the the Cinema...
  2. stephenjl

    USB 2.0 DAC audio not working

    I have an Audio Research DAC connected to my 2018 Mac Mini via USB 2.0 port. It worked perfectly with Mac OS 10.14. I have just upgraded to Big Sur. Sadly there is no audio output now. The system recognises the DAC as a device for sound output in the System Preferences - Sound window. It is...
  3. dbtsai

    LG Ultrafine 5k and 4k on 2018 Mac Mini?

    Can we connect both LG Ultrafine 5k and LG Ultrafine 4k to 2018 Mac Mini though thunderbolt 3, and use the native resolutions on both screens? My answer is no because in 2018 Mac Mini's Intel UHD 630 GPU, it only supports three display streams, and one is hard-wired to HDMI, and LG Ultrafine 5...
  4. A

    MacMini 2018 - USB-C Hub Intefering with WiFi performance

    I just bought a USB-C to 4xUSB 3 Hub for my MacMini 2018. However, the moment I plug it in, my WiFi just loses it's connection to my network. Right now, I have a display connected through the HDMI, another display connected through a USB-C to HDMI adapter, and an external SSD plugged in through...
  5. D

    Is “OLOy Cardinal” or “Corsair Vengeance” RAM fine for the 2018 Mac mini, or should I stick to well known brands like Samsung, Kingston or Crucial?

    I’ve ordered an Apple Refurb 2018 Mac mini, and need to order a 2 x 32GB kit to replace the 8GB RAM that’ll come preinstalled. From various sources, I’ve been able to determine that I need to buy 2666 MHz PC4-21300 DDR4 (260-pin) SDRAM SO-DIMMs. After researching online prices here in the UK...
  6. Keblar

    Mac mini 2018 wont boot to finish installation process of Catalina

    Please help! So I needed to do a fresh install of Catalina. I booted into recovery mode, erased the whole drive (SSD), then proceeded with the initial installation of Catalina. The mini did a restart and then it shows what I suppose is a Kernel Panic (an image of a power button with different...
  7. BigDak

    My Mac Mini HDMI 4k 60hz FIX (Mac Mini 2018 - Catalina)

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  8. W

    Mac mini 2018 can't get stereo sound using interface

    HI, I am using Mac mini 2018 and connecting scarlett 6i6 interface. When I listen to a stereo music track i can hear different sound comes out from L and R channel when I use the Mac external Headphone pot as an output. However, when I listening to the same track through headphone connecting...
  9. iPapa

    MM 2018: macOS/Windows on internal or externals

    Greetings, I've retired my Mac Pro 3,1. And now the time has come to retire my Mac Pro 4,1 (flashed to 5,1). Doh. But behold, I'm getting a Mac mini 2018 (i7). Yay. Grabbing minimum amount of RAM so I can max it out much cheaper by myself. I'm also getting an eGPU. Meanwhile I'm probably making...
  10. D

    Mac Mini 2018 + Blackmagic eGPU + LG 5k = boot problem

    Hi, so far I was running a Mac Mini 2018 (i7, 32GB, Mojave 10.14.6) with an LG 5k monitor without any issues. Since the UI performance was a bit choppy, I added a Blackmagic eGPU (580x) today. The Mini is connected via Thunderbolt to the eGPU and the eGPU is connected via Thunderbolt to the LG...
  11. S

    Is it Mac Mini 2018 or Mojave issue?

    I managed succesfully move & run the older version of AccountEdge app on MacMini 2012i7 High Sierra. Then as a test run I cloned to the external SSD/USB3 & upgraded to Mojave. I got pleasantly surprised that AE app is still running from my external HD (under APFS format as a Legacy 32bit app)...
  12. G

    5120x1440 display with 2018 mac mini

    Hi, Unfortunately, I'm not able to get my new Philips 499P display working with native 5120x1440 resolution on my late 2014 iMac 5K. I'm seriously considering buying maxed out 2018 mac mini, as my new workstation. Does anyone successfully connected 5120x1440 display to 2018 mac mini? I don't...
  13. M

    Does the 2018 Mac Mini iGPU use up system memory when the VRAM is full?

    I just bought a 2018 Mac Mini, and I'm running an LG Ultrafine 5k display and an LG Ultrafine 4k display. So far the iGPU has been pretty bad at pushing that many pixels, but I'm not 100% sure if it's due to the speed of the iGPU itself or its lack of VRAM. I'm not running very graphics...
  14. pugliesedaniele

    Egpu + external ssd + bootcamp + macmini 2018

    Hi all, I installed yesterday a new samsung ssd x5 (i want to use it for the install files of the gaming). I noted that in windows the external ssd is very slowly. 400 mb/s writing 1900 mb/s reading. In mac os I have about 2000 mb/s in writing and 2600 mb/s in reading. The driver is...
  15. Jorbanead

    Mac mini 2018 Adobe Premiere eGPU

    I know there have been several posts about eGPU usage on here, but I wanted to specifically mention Adobe performance with an eGPU since there's not a a ton of information out there (at least I couldn't find much specific to the 2018 mini and adobe). My Specs: MM 2018 i7 32gb RAM 512GB SSD...
  16. Cruciarius

    Not require login passwords & screen resolution issue

    My parents recently upgraded from an eMac to the Mac Mini. On the eMac I had setup 3 accounts. An admin account, then 1 account for my mom and another for my dad. Their personal accounts didn't require login passwords, which is what they want on the Mac Mini. However, going thru the Security &...
  17. Cruciarius

    Migration assistant from eMac to Mac Mini?

    My parents have an old eMac running 10.4.11. No Time Machine. Can't update OS. They just bought a Mac Mini and I'm trying to use the migration assistant to transfer their apps/files, but the migration assistant on both can't seem to find each other. I assume they're doing it over the WiFi or...
  18. H

    Mac Mini 2018 Bottom Cover Scratches

    Hey, everyone! I have the 2018 Mac Mini, and I noticed as I was cleaning today that it has a small scratch on the recycled black plastic cover on the bottom of the device. Do you think this is something I should be concerned about? I do have Apple Care for the device, and it is still under the...
  19. 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...
  20. Cruciarius

    Estimated Mac trade-in return time?

    I've never traded-in a Mac. Usually they die or go to a family member. However this time around, I want to trade-in my late 2014 iMac towards a Mac Mini. I know the process involves them sending me a shipping label & supplies to ship it out. Has anyone done this? Estimated time to get those...