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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini M9 Module Update Reply with quote

Mac Mini M9 Module Update
Friday May 13, 2005

Macpower & Tytech Technology has introduced the M9 Mac Mini Pod an external disk drive enclosure with a built in USB and FireWire port replicator for the Apple Mac mini. The M9 comes in two different models - The M9-DX is a new external USB disk drive enclosure, which also has a built-in USB/FireWire port replicator. It was created specifically to complement the Mac Mini and features a specially designed interactive passive cooling system. The M9-LX is a new external USB disk drive enclosure, which has a built-in USB port replicator. It was created specifically to complement the Mac Mini and features a specially designed passive cooling system.

M9-DX Features:
- USB 2.0 High-Speed 3-Port Hub
- Firewire 1394a 3-Port Repeater/Hub
- Smart interactive cooling system with thermal probe automatically regulating fan speed
- Massive passive heat sink to radiate heat away from hard drive
- Smart power switch - M9 will power up and down in tandem with your Mac Mini
- Special micro security slot designed to allow the M9 to be anchored to a desk

M9-LX Features:
- USB 2.0 High-Speed 3-Port Hub
- Smart interactive cooling system with thermal probe automatically regulating fan speed
- Massive passive heat sink to radiate heat away from hard drive
- Smart power switch - M9 will power up and down in tandem with your Mac Mini
- Special micro security slot designed to allow the M9 to be anchored to a desk







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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally a front with no cheesy logo!
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait to see the price of the DX! I have a hard drive that is looking for a new room to work in.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww heck. USB for the internal hard drive? I goofed. I could have sworn it was Firewire,
but the site says the drive in it is connected by USB.

The firewire hub is great, but I was really hoping it would use firewire for the hard drive. Then it would be bootable.

I might have to pick up a regular old firewire external enclosure for my extra hard drive. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the M9 makes less noise and is less expensive than the miniMate…I am going to jump off a bridge! The back of the unit looks nice.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is M9 DX's drive FireWire or USB?
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone checked out this page?

http://www.macpower.com.tw/products/hdd3/m9/m9dx/2

Access LED indication
Power LED indication
Smart power switch - M9 will power up and down in tandem with your Mac Mini automatically (no need to turn on/off power)

Smart Interactive cooling system
Thermal probe which automatically regulates and varies fan speed according to temperature of the hard drive (Fan Speed settings Low/Auto/High).
User configurable fan settings


I'm feeling sick because the M9 seems has better features than the miniMate!
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good morning (and sorry for my english)

Do you think that the heat coming out from the module could be a problem for the Mac mini? In the case of a module put under the Mac mini of course...
I know that there's a heat sink with fan but the case will be warm, no?

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nico,

i share your concern for heat issue. I run a distributed computing project on my mini 24/7. It runs pretty warm as is.

I think I'd put a 5400rpm drive in to keep it cooler, if I get one. I'm not that concerned about the small loss of speed. I just need more storage for music and video.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"High quality aluminum coloured plastic" Sad
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can plastic really be called high quality.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
Can plastic really be called high quality.. Laughing


Yes it can! Have you ever looked at the dashboard of a yugo and compared it to that of a Lincoln of Cadilac? Big difference. Also most computers for years have had plastic fronts and complete cases that have looked really good. Like the original iMacs. Now plastic made to look like aluminium? That's a different story?
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see no problems having it made out of plastic, as long as the colors match. The miniMate is a dead on match and reflects light the same.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any guess on price? I think this would sell great under $75.00.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LouieMacGoo wrote:
curt wrote:
Can plastic really be called high quality.. Laughing


Yes it can! Have you ever looked at the dashboard of a yugo and compared it to that of a Lincoln of Cadilac? Big difference. Also most computers for years have had plastic fronts and complete cases that have looked really good. Like the original iMacs. Now plastic made to look like aluminium? That's a different story?


I was being sarcastic. Wink

The original iMac cases were great! I wonder if any retail stores will carry the M9?
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