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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Mac mini Centris Drive Dock Reply with quote

Mac mini Centris Drive Dock
"In a previous article titled, "Mac mini using a 3.5" Drive on the Internal IDE" I showed you how the Mac mini can perform considerably faster using regular 3.5" hard drives. In that article I used Adam Eberbach's 2.5"->3.5" IDE adapter to attach a 3.5" 160GB Maxtor hard drive to the Mac mini and compared its performance to the Mac mini 1.42GHz 2.5" 80GB stock hard drive. While the combo drive was removed in my previous tests you can also leave it connected if you still want to use the slim DVD/CD combo drive that comes with a stock Mac mini. I have found slim DVR's to be quite a bit slower than a standard 5.25" DVR and they are more expensive. In this article I will show you how to recycle an old Apple Centris 660 computer into a drive dock for your Mac mini. If the looks and size of your Mac mini are more important to you than its performance this dock may not be for you. For myself, I find the performance increases and the upgrade savings of using the Mac mini Centris Drive Dock very nice. The Mac mini has a great processor and a fast ATA/100 bus that can perform much better with standard desktop drives."




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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: Mac mini Centris Drive Dock Reply with quote

Brian
A truly interesting use for the old centris, I may have a go to using the old machine again.
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JJ Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a Centris? You must be really old! "JK" I had a feeling you might like this one!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: Mac mini Centris Drive Dock Reply with quote

Hi Brian,
Hahahaha,
I think the oldest were the fun machines,
I have enough trouble remembering key passwords
let alone the Macs I have had.
Do you remember the Lisa? When it was a Mac, I had the first developers one in Queensland
JJ Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dbatrium,

I've notice you're having problems posting your pictures. All you need to do is put the hyperlink for the pictures between the [img].....[/img] BBcode. I fixed the above picture to give you a better idea. Look in edit feature of your post to see the code. I just wanted to let you know because you have some great pic's!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:27 am    Post subject: Mac mini Centris Drive Dock Reply with quote

Thanks Brian,
Gotcha, The Centris 610 is what I have, I had to find the icon, amongst that era I bought. The 610 is the only one I kept and Classic and the G3 beige.
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