Multiple Hard Drives in a regular mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fendeanson, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. fendeanson macrumors newbie

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    I know that on the new mac mini servers you can have dual hard drives, but is this possible on the regular mac mini?
     
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  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    so it isnt possible on the new Mini?? why not?

    i thought it should be able to work given that you could take out the superdrive.
     
  4. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    I dont see why not, the superdrive uses the same SATA controller as the hard drive, prob just get one of those custom rails that fits a 2.5" in a superdrive slot.

    but why? if you want to do this get the server model and load OSX client on it.:rolleyes:
     
  5. fendeanson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the late 09 model is the one I was looking at. The reason for 2 as opposed to 1 bigger one is that I plane to use the machine for audio recording and would like to have one hard drive that can be used completely for recording to as this increases performance.

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thats what i was thinking. so long as the drive is a 9.7mm it should be fine.

    aahhh ok. plan on getting a 7200rpm hard drive then and it will be good to go. how many tracks at a time? software or hardware tracks?
     
  7. fendeanson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Probably both software and hardware tracks, but not at the same time. The most I could ever see myself doing simultaneously would be 3. The software I would be using would be ProTools 8.
     
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    I said at least with the old design ;) Can't be sure about the new one but can't see why now. And you said you're working :D
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Ok. That should be ok. You would assume a max of 3MB/s per track in the worst case scenario. Should be fine! CPU would be able to handle that too, my core duo MacBook pro decently can do those sort of tasks.

    Haha I know the was of the Internet. The new mac mini will probably need 9.7mm HDDs, luckily enough the op will get a 2009 yey. :D
     

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