Max number of usb DVD's on mac mini....

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gpspad, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    This may seem like an odd question, but I have a large collection of dvd's I want to rip for my media server.

    I have a mac mini and was thinking of getting a bunch of apple or third party usb drives and connect them to a hub and then connect it to a mac mini. I'd then use handbrake to load the DVD's with handbrake.\ and select what i want to RIP. then I would add each to the conversion que, then let hand brake do it's thing over night. It would only rip one dvd at a time, but at least the drives would be loaded.

    Is there any limitation to connecting 3-5 USB dvd drives to a hub and do this?

    Any difference between USB2 and USB3 DVD drives?
     
  2. craig1024 macrumors regular

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    It should work fine but make sure you get a powered hub that can handle that load.
     

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