Can the Mini be used as a TB dock?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iamsen47, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. iamsen47 macrumors regular

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    Never owned a mac before. Planning to get the Air before Christmas. Might be getting a Mini sometime next spring.

    Just curious if it's possible to use the Mini as a dock for the Air.

    Searched the web but couldn't find anything related.
     
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  3. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    No, nor any other Mac. They can be networked, of course, so you could use a Firewire drive attached to it that way, same with any USB drives attached to it.
     
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  5. iamsen47 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    old-wiz, kinda like how the TB display is used I suppose?
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If you mean connect the MBA to the mini via thunderbolt then use the mini's ports from the MBA..pretty sure that won't work.
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    You could put the Mini in Target Disk mode to access the hard drive but that about it.
     

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