Couple issues with Mac Mini 2012

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Jimpats, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Jimpats macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2010
    Received my mac mini a couple days ago and I set that up and upgraded it after initial boot to make sure everything is working. My current configuration is

    Mac Mini 2.3Ghz
    16 GB Crucial Ram
    OS Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB
    Data Drive: Apple supplied 1TB drive
    Logitech K750 Wireless Keyboard
    Apple Trackpad
    2011 Apple Time Capsule
    Mini hard wired to TC
    Refurb 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display

    I have noticed following issues which I need to figure out solution any help is appreciated:
    1. Time Capsule getting disconnected
      Every now and then I get a small window telling me that Time Capsule has disconnected and it connects right back up. I also notice that window when Mini wakes up from sleep. Is there a way to keep this connection on?
    2. Disk space on SSD gets filled up
      I was moving around my files especially, songs/photos/movies to SSD and then to 1TB internal drive, and then trashing the copy on SSD, I would empty up the trash. I had then converted my 33GB image from parallels to fusion and some how my drive got filled up. it was all in the "other" category on disk usage. I moved some 20GB from SSD to HDD and i would see that it freed up that space when I refresh the info on disk. but it still used a lot of space which was unaccounted for. I rebooted the Mini and voila I recovered over 100GB of space. What was holding that space? Do I need to enable something or disable something?
    3. Keyboard not waking up when Mini comes out of sleep
      My trackpad would come to life but the keyboard does not after Mini wakes from sleep mode. I have to plug out and plug in the USB device to get it to recognize. Any other trick for that?

    Any ideas/recommendations?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    For number two, do you have encryption turned on for the drives? I saw the exact same behavior when I use full drive encryption. The disk space doesn't get released until a reboot.
  3. Jimpats thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2010
    No encryption as far as I know

    No I haven't turned on anything it is "standard" install.
  4. COrocket macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    For the first issue, you could try updating the firmware on the time capsule to see if that fixes anything. Hopefully the hard drive isn't going bad.

    The Mini doesn't have power nap capabilities like some of the new laptops, so it disconnects from the capsule and network whenever it is sleeping, hence the notice that it reconnects when it wakes. I'm not sure how you would disable that notification if it is annoying.
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    he can set the display to sleep and do not sleep the mini.

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