Hard drive, USB, Firewire, etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mysterytramp, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    I have a Mac mini and my USB ports are used up. I'd like to get an external hard drive before I upgrade to Leopard.

    1) Seems like a Firewire drive makes the most sense, since I don't have any use for that port right now. They seem less prevalent than USB drives (if Costco is any judge ::) )

    2) Or ... are there hard drives that have extra USB ports?

    Thanks in advance

    mt
     
  2. ib4walrus macrumors regular

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  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    Made specifically for the mini but can be used with any Mac:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ministack/
     
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    You can do it yourself. Buy a Firewire caddy, basically a Firewire external hard drive, without the drive. They usually provide a screwdriver and screws, then buy a hard drive, and pop it in. Takes all of 5 minutes, and is cheaper :)
     

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