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

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

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2014
    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

    Feb 15, 2016
    It should work fine but make sure you get a powered hub that can handle that load.

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