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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:21 am    Post subject: AcomData mini Pal Reply with quote

Product: AcomData mini Pal
Category: Hard Drive Enclosures

Summary:
We know you love your Mac mini. But what if you need more? More storage, for instance. Or more connections for your digital devices. What about backing up your precious digital photos, music and other files that you would hate to lose should something go wrong?

Well, now there's mini Pal, the perfect companion to your Mac mini from AcomData. mini Pal provides your Mac mini with more storage capacity, more device connections, and more data protection with PushButton Backup. [List Price: NA]

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CompUSA Carries the 160GB model for $199.99
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea where you can get the other models?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billabong wrote:
Any idea where you can get the other models?

TheNerds.net carries the 250GB for $203.82, the 160GB for $160.23, and the 80GB for $134.06. Shipping is about $10 - $16. Just get the part numbers from the manufacturers web site and do a Froogle search for it.

I am almost tempted to buy the 80GB and but my 200GB drive in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Homer! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject: Bootable! Reply with quote

I just talked to Tech Support at Acomdata yesterday about booting from the Mini Pal. If you look through the user's guide on the acomdata web site, it sounds like it isn't bootalbe and can't be used as a startup disk. However, in a review at Amazon, someone claims to use it as a startup drive.
So, the tech says it is bootable, but you need a firware upgrade and emailed me the files. I pointed out that it doesn't sound that way from the website and suggested they fix up their marketing so it would be clear, since many of us want to boot from it to speed things up.
I oredered mine this morning from thenerds.net.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:10 pm    Post subject: Cheap Mini Pal! Reply with quote

Hi all, I'm new to this forum, but want to share the love.

I just received my NIB 250 gig Acomdata Mini Pal today for the price of $170.00 US. Unbelievable! I got it at the following address:

www.spacecentersystems.com

Also, you may want to check the following links from pricegrabber:

<a href="http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__AcomData_250GB_Mini_Pal_HDD_MAC_Mini,__10581452/search=minipal/skd=1">250 Gig Mini Pal</a>


<a href="http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__AcomData_320GB_Mini_Pal_Combo_HDD,__16392851/search=minipal/skd=1">320 gig Mini Pal</a>

Happy hunting!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can boot from my 250GB Acomdata firewire ($100 post rebate/sale) drives (not the MiniPal series), even though Acomdata website says you can't. They are cloned from the MacMini drive using the restore function in OSX.

My drives are Western Digital, what drives are coming in the MiniPal?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something to be aware of: the acomdata mini pal has usb slots, but isn't a usb drive. It's firewire only. I was having noise issues with my firewire sound card and tried to move the drives to usb. No go. Then I read the specs, and basically, it's just a usb hub in the case.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see my latest post here:

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=561&start=30

Are there any owners of the Mini Pal here that can check to see if their drive spins down when the Mac Mini goes to sleep?

Thanks.
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