iMac using Mac Mini as an extra drive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cstrasser1, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. cstrasser1 macrumors newbie

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    I have an old G3 Mac Mini. I am wondering if I could hook it up to my new intel iMac as a storage drive. Anybody have advice on this?
     
  2. BlackViper macrumors member

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    Of course

    Holding "T" while booting the mini will make it emulate a FireWire mass storage device.
     
  3. cstrasser1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hookingup

    I don't have firewire on the old Mini, but if I plug it into a regular place, hold down the T, push the Mini button, nothing will blow up?
    I presume that the big new iMac will just think it is another brain??? Then I can dump about 3000 photographs into it?

    Thank you so much for your help

    c.
     
  4. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

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    Turn on File Sharing on the mini and connect them together via Ethernet. You can also turn on Screen Sharing and operate the mini "headless" (no monitor, keyboard or mouse) from the iMac.
     
  5. grawk macrumors 6502

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    There can't be enough storage on the g4 mini to make that worthwhile. Just buy a $40 500gb external usb drive, and sell the g4 mini for $150.
     

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