2010 Mac Mini shaped disks and peripherals

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Huubster, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Huubster macrumors regular

    Huubster

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    I did a search on internet on this, but couldn't find anything. Are there already external hard disks or any other peripherals that can be stacked perfectly with the 2010 Mac Mini form factor?

    PS. The airport extreme (correction: time capsule) has the same dimensions but doesn't stack very well. Oddly the radius of the corners is not the same and it's all slippery, no matter which one you put on top!
     
  2. gage006 macrumors regular

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    There was another thread around here about that. Aside from the old Iomega MiniMax there's nothing. I wish they'd update that thing for the new model.
     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I've been keeping an eye out for that kind of peripheral since the new mini was released and as far as I've seen there aren't any yet.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    The AirPort Extreme is the same size as the old Mac mini (6.5" x 6.5"). Don't you mean the Time Capsule?
     
  5. Huubster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Correct, that's what I mean! Looks totally weird if you stack them.

    There's more for the old mini, or at least, used to be: http://www.123macmini.com/accessories/guide/enclosures.html
     
  6. Huubster thread starter macrumors regular

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    That could be a very interesting one to go with my TimeCapsule somewhere in the future...the combo certainly looks cool!
    However, since the form factor of the Time Capsule isn't exactly the same as the MacMini...
    Well lets's wait and see if and what else arrives...
     
  7. billib macrumors member

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    I'm under the impression that the
    SafeCapsule is the same length &
    width as the TimeCapsule which is
    the same length & width as the new
    '10 Mac mini. Right? Am I wrong?
     
  8. Huubster thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are absolutely right. However, the radius of the corners if the TimeCapsule and the 2010 mini are different, and trust me: that looks odd!
     
  9. billib macrumors member

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    Stardom Safe Capsule

    I thought the old AppleTV, Time Capsule, '10 Mac mini and Safe Capsule
    were all the same shape, just different heights. I had purchased a
    Safe Capsule to put under the '10 Mac mini when I buy one hopefully
    around Christmas. If your correct, thats a BUMMER man!!!
     
  10. billib macrumors member

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    Their'll be no RADIUS matching for you

    Just got back from the Apple store comparing the
    radius of the '10 Mac mini corners with the corners
    of a TimeCapsule and SafeCapsule. Huubster is right
    the radii don't match. Man, thats depressing!!!!
     
  11. Huubster thread starter macrumors regular

    Huubster

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    needless to say I was very disappointed to discover that 2 minutes after I unwrapped my new mini...
    And so far, still no peripherals with the same form factor released. Matter of time...I hope...
     
  12. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    two of these side by side are a good looking setup under a mini.


    http://www.sansdigital.com/towerstor/ts1ct.html


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...111&cm_re=sans_digital-_-16-111-111-_-Product

    they would be about 9 by 8.7 . they would be really good for function. and would have a tapered effect for form. btw the new will slip due to plastic bottom. a little two side tape from rhino or 3m is the only solution.

    I railed against this 2010 model for many posts against on 123macmini. Including that the form was bs due to the complete and total lack of stacking due to the plastic bottom. I still am using my 2009 models for this and a few other reasons .

    no cpu boost. and false form.
     
  13. billib macrumors member

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    Its Just Lemonade

    Hi Philip, I've already modified my SafeCapsule with two eSATA
    ports on the back. I intended on modifying the '10 mini to use
    two eSATA's as well. Doesn't seem like much point now. My mod
    turned out really well. Doesn't look factory but looks good.

    I've already got an OWC Enclosure with two eSATA ports along
    with two other regular OWC Enclosures that look the same.
    Might as well just use the OWC's and turn the SafeCapsule
    back into stock and stack it under my Airport Extreme.

    I guess when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.
    Maybe I should write that down.
     
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