Which 250GB for my girls mac mini?


yankeefan24

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In the future, please do not use tiny URLs.

I have always preferred LaCie's over everything else. The LaCie is designed to go with the Mac mini, but the other one would also be good with the mini.
 

Xeem

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Anyway, Iomega products, while often overpriced in my opinion, tend to last. Every single SCSI Zip and Jaz drive I have from what seems like a million years ago still functions. However, LaCie drives have very good build quality overall, and I like the looks of the LaCie drive better. I think you'll be just fine either way.
 

gman71882

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yankeefan24 said:
In the future, please do not use tiny URLs.
Im wondering why we cant use them here also?
Isnt that the only way to show something from the Apple store without having a session timed out error?
 

irishgrizzly

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balamw said:
'cause they could take you to places that are NSFW among other things...
Fair enough then! I post most often during work, so I understand how going down a blind alley could make you anxious.

As for the drives — so there's not much between them (as their pricing implies). Thanks :)
 

roland.g

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sorry but if you want a stackable Mini HDD there is only one option worth looking at: newertech's miniStack. comes in empty case for $75-80 or with a drive pre-installed + drive utilities. You can get a 500GB for $295. The iOmega is a rip-off as it is overpriced and the buffer is only 2MB. The LaCie though I like their products is not attractive. Go to www.macsales.com and choose Mac Mini upgrades from the drop down.
The 250 is $160, the 320 is $190, the 400 is $270 and the 500 is $295 and they all have 7200 RPM 16MB buffer Seagate Barracude drives. They can be used in Firewire or USB and have lots of extra ports and can be set to switch on with the Mini.
 

Passante

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roland.g said:
sorry but if you want a stackable Mini HDD there is only one option worth looking at: newertech's miniStack. comes in empty case for $75-80 or with a drive pre-installed + drive utilities. You can get a 500GB for $295. The iOmega is a rip-off as it is overpriced and the buffer is only 2MB. The LaCie though I like their products is not attractive. Go to www.macsales.com and choose Mac Mini upgrades from the drop down.
The 250 is $160, the 320 is $190, the 400 is $270 and the 500 is $295 and they all have 7200 RPM 16MB buffer Seagate Barracude drives. They can be used in Firewire or USB and have lots of extra ports and can be set to switch on with the Mini.
Do you have one of these drives rolandg? Are they noisy or quiet? I had one Lacie drive that was incredibly load and another (porche model) that is whisper quiet.
 

MacBoobsPro

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I have the Iomega MiniMax 250GB. Its great! Dont know what the others are like as the the links are now dead but the Iomega one can work as a firewire and USB hub at same time.