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slickrick
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ DigitalKnight

You're going to need an adapter like this one from Monoprice for the 27" displays.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=6904&CAWELAID=1329453866&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CLeGoaWK0rICFQXhQgodQlcABw&ref=cj

The other display can be connected with a simple HDMI to DVI cable.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231&cs_id=1023104&p_id=2661&seq=1&format=2
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why aren't 3TB drives offered as an option on the Mac Mini like they are on the iMacs? Doesn't make sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

talltodd wrote:
Why aren't 3TB drives offered as an option on the Mac Mini like they are on the iMacs? Doesn't make sense.

On the contrary it makes perfect sense. Mac Minis take 2.5" hard drives whereas the iMac fits a 3.5" hard drive.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

talltodd wrote:
Why aren't 3TB drives offered as an option on the Mac Mini like they are on the iMacs? Doesn't make sense.


Fair question.

As mdgm mentioned, the iMac uses a 3.5" (desktop) drive, the mini uses a 2.5" (laptop) drive

Currently there are no 3TB 2.5" hard drives. As far as I know 1TB is the largest 2.5" drive currently available and even at that, it runs at 5,400 RPM. You can get 750GB 2.5" 7,200RPM drives.

2.5" drives always lag behind 3.5" drives as far as storage space and speed is concerned.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:

2.5" drives always lag behind 3.5" drives as far as storage space and speed is concerned.

That's true for hard drives. However SSDs (e.g. 2.5" ones) are much faster than 3.5" hard drives but if you need lots of internal storage SSDs are very expensive and again like 2.5" hard drives top out at about 1TB, I think.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Mini Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
talltodd wrote:
Why aren't 3TB drives offered as an option on the Mac Mini like they are on the iMacs? Doesn't make sense.


Fair question.

As mdgm mentioned, the iMac uses a 3.5" (desktop) drive, the mini uses a 2.5" (laptop) drive

Currently there are no 3TB 2.5" hard drives. As far as I know 1TB is the largest 2.5" drive currently available and even at that, it runs at 5,400 RPM. You can get 750GB 2.5" 7,200RPM drives.

2.5" drives always lag behind 3.5" drives as far as storage space and speed is concerned.
Is this mac mini really a laptop?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Mini Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
talltodd wrote:
Why aren't 3TB drives offered as an option on the Mac Mini like they are on the iMacs? Doesn't make sense.


Fair question.

As mdgm mentioned, the iMac uses a 3.5" (desktop) drive, the mini uses a 2.5" (laptop) drive

Currently there are no 3TB 2.5" hard drives. As far as I know 1TB is the largest 2.5" drive currently available and even at that, it runs at 5,400 RPM. You can get 750GB 2.5" 7,200RPM drives.

2.5" drives always lag behind 3.5" drives as far as storage space and speed is concerned.
Is this mac mini really a laptop?


It uses a mobile processor,video chipset and hard drive, but its still classified as a desktop.
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