NewTech Mini Stack

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

  1. killie77 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2007
    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 ;)
  2. adonis3k macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2012
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009
    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.

  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    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

    Dec 18, 2007
    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

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