NewTech Mini Stack

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by killie77, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. killie77 macrumors newbie

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    Dec 18, 2007
    #1
    Hi
    Ordered one of these to install an SSD to boot the Mac Min 2014 mid level
    I'm wondering which would be the best connection ?
    TB to FW / TB to USB3/ TB to ESATA.
    That's assuming i can find the cables ;)
    Thanks
    Ian
     
  2. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    #3
    OP wrote above:
    [[ TB to FW / TB to USB3/ TB to ESATA ]]

    From what I can see, you do not connect the Ministack to your thunderbolt port at all.

    For a 2014 Mini, you would connect to one of the USB3 ports.

    USB3-to-USB3.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #4
    USB3 and eSATA will be equally fast with a spinning hard drive, probably inconsequential with your SSD, too. USB3 will not require a TB adapter, so that would be the cheapest solution. Of course, it will cost you one USB3 port on your Mini.
     
  5. killie77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dec 18, 2007
    #5
    Thanks for all the replies
    Was hoping to use one of the TB Ports and save a USB Port for something else
    But will go for the USB as the Mini Stack comes with the cable supplied
    Thanks
    ian
     

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