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Old 08-28-2006, 09:45 AM
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Default Mini Mac and Mini Stack questions

A friend suggested that I try a Mini Mac for home LE work due to its low operating/cooling noise. Sounds like a interesting solution, but it has only one firewire port and is a single hard drive machine. My past work with PT indicates to me that recording to the application drive is a no no, so an external hard drive is a must. Are there 002/mini users not using externals? How about the Mini Stack? How noisy is the mini stack? What about the firewire chain sequence with the 002? Seems like it could be a great set up but low noise is a must and I don't want to build a blimp (sound box).
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:44 AM
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Default Re: Mini Mac and Mini Stack questions

I run a mac mini duo 1.66/2gig ram. Upgraded from G-4 001 to 002.
I use tools a lot g-5 HD systems at work and mini at home.
Very cool machine, very happy with performance etc.
I do have it in another room though, with my other machines, so I can't really comment on the noise factor. As far as the hard drives go... you just patch out of the FW port on the mini to the HD piggy back out to 002. Works fine no probs.
I then patch another drive off the back of the 002 for my backup drive.
all good.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:48 AM
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Default Re: Mini Mac and Mini Stack questions

I use the Mini Stack with a Mac MIni and an Mbox and it works great. There is a bit of noise coming from the fan but it's not really that much. Doesn't bother me anyway. I've been running the MIni Stack through the USB 2 port and it's been fine as the audio drive. No slowdowns or errors at all. I've even run it through the firewire port and used the firewire ports on the Mini Stack to run digital video out to my monitor and have had no problems.
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