New Mini Mac Not Right!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Designed4Mac, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so heres the thing. My new i7 mini mac arrived today, set it all up, seemed fine except connecting to wireless keyboard. Overcome this and done a restore from time machine backup (late 2012 macbook air) but everything seems really laggy. Keep getting spinning wheel everytime i try to open anything from finder to safari to photoshop. My question is, should it make a difference where the time machine back up came from ie from MBA to Mini Mac.:confused:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you do a full system restore?

    Perhaps it pull some cruft from the backup you wish it didn't. When I buy a new Mac, I don't do a full restore but rather pull my data back and then reinstall my apps. its a lot safer then having crap end up in the system folders I may not want
     
  3. hasenpfeffer macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't think so. But, note that the Mac mini 2012 currently ships with a unique version of OS X 10.8.2. It seems that this uniqueness has mostly to do with Disk Utility and Fusion support, but maybe something under the covers in the storage area isn't working quite right. Try seeing if any updates are available, or wait for 10.8.3 to see if that corrects it.
     
  4. Designed4Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i done a full restore. Maybe the excitement got to me or i didnt fancy the daunting task of manually restoring everything. :mad:

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    Check for updates when i first set up and there were none. Just checked again and there were 2. 10.8.2 update although thats what its already on and an EFI update. installing now so hopefully will be ok after:rolleyes:
     
  5. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried activity monitor and looking for apps that use high CPU? Have you checked the RAM ?

    Is time machine running during the slowdowns?
     
  6. mikeorchard macrumors regular

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    What? No it doesn't, it ships with exactly the same version of OS X as every other Mac. Hence why you can DIY a fusion drive in terminal on the old iMac/Mac mini.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The computer may be indexing your files for searching. This can take a while if you restored a lot of data to it. Wait a couple hours and see if it's better.
     
  8. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    did you buy it from apple or a reseller? if so, which one? i've gotten word some resellers try to sell off open box/returns as new inventory.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The Mini does indeed use a machine-specific build of the OS.
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    This is likely...But I think it might be best to take it in It is new after all.
     
  11. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    ^This. Look at the magniying glass in your menu bar to the right. If there's a dot in the center of it, it's indexing your entire filesystem. Give it a while to finish, then see if your system "feels snappier".
     
  12. freepeacesweet macrumors member

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    Have you run repair permissions in disk utility?
     
  13. Designed4Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bought direct from Apple. Fresh and sealed. Updated. Still buggy. Not indexing. Repaired permissions still the same. looks like i'll have to do a fresh install and see if that makes a difference. :mad:
     
  14. hasenpfeffer macrumors newbie

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    As indicated earlier, the Mac mini 2012 does indeed have a specific version of the OS at this time. What the actual differences are is a matter of debate.

    The reason older minis or iMac, or any other Mac can create a fusion drive is because the 'fusion' functionality is performed by the CoreStorage framework, which was introduced in Lion.
     
  15. mikeorchard macrumors regular

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    Even so, the machine-specific build has nothing to do Fusion functionality or Disk Utility then, as iMacs would also have this build.
     

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