Mac Mini :: MacBook Air SuperDrive For Mini Server?

Oct 21, 2009

The MacBook Air USB SuperDrive never worked with any other Macs without heavy hacking. What so different about the new Mini with Server OS X?

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Mac Mini :: Server And MacBook Air Superdrive

Oct 30, 2009

The Apple party line seems to be that the Mac Book Air Superdrive only works with the Mac Book Air and the new Mac Mini Server. Is this because of hardware, firmware, software or marketing? Is there an actual hardware difference regarding the power rating of the USB interfaces on the server version of the Mini Server compared with the standard Minis? Is there something special in the boot ROM of the Mini Server that allows it to use this drive? The boot ROM version on my server is MM31.00AD.B00, is this the same on the other Mini models? I'm guessing I'd still be able to continue using the drive if I loaded the Mini Server with Snow Leopard Client.

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Mac Mini :: Good High Resolution LCD Monitor Compatible With 2010 Mini Server?

Jun 23, 2010

The old Mini worked fine with my Westinghouse 24" LCD monitor (HDMI input -connected to Mini via DVI->HDMI cable).The new Mini Server 2010 has HDMI out, so I used a straight-through HDMI cable. The display looks terrible! All of the fonts appear to have a 'shadow' next to them - almost like an old analog VGA with 'interference'.Thinking it could be the cable, I went back to my old Mini's DVI->HDMI cable (and used the new Mini's HDMI->DVI adapter to connect to it). Same results.The Westinghouse monitor's native resolution is 1920x1200. The Mac says that it's configured for 1920x1200.

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Mac Mini :: Creating Usb Restore Disc / Load Mini SL Client On Server Via Usb Drive?

Jul 1, 2010

I do have a copy of the the Mac Mini SL Client software but I don't have another Mac to create the USB restore disc in order to load the client on the Mini Server via usb drive. I don't intend to use the Server Software and don't want to 'activate' the license so I can resell it instead. Can I just use the Server to create the bootable restore disc without 'activating' the Server License and locking it to my serial number? Or is there another way to create the restore disc if you don't have access to another Mac to run disc utility?

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Mac Mini :: Mac Mini Server 2009 Main Drive Replacement

Jan 9, 2011

One of the drives in our 2009 mac mini server 2009 has died. I have taken apart many minis so have no problem taking it apart to replace, but does anyone know which drive is the primary, "Server HD" drive? Would it be the top drive (first drive you come across during disassembly) or the bottom drive closer to the logic board with the two pads stuck on? Just wondering if anyone knows for sure so I can avoid removing the drive that's still working fine.

Also, to keep the server running in the mean time, I am booting to the second drive which is working fine. Just curious, once the dead primary drive is replaced , can I simply use carbon copy clone to copy back from the 2nd drive, or will I need to install snow leopard server back onto the new drive?

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Mac Mini :: Mac Mini Server As A Staging Server Running?

Feb 5, 2010

I am a web developer using Mac to develop and Ubuntu Server to deploy. It's a pretty standard setup nowadays.The time came to replace my staging server ( which I keep at my home on a dedicated IP ) and I could not resist the allure of the new Mac Mini Server. So I bought one and tried to do a Ubuntu install and thought I could sell my OSX server license as I have no need of it.I imagine a lot of people not used to Apple's policies might think like this. So how did it go? Bad and then good.As far as I have been able to ascertain, it's impossible to install Ubuntu on a Mac Mini Server ( at least without the additional DVD-ROM drive which I refuse to buy ).What's more, the OSX Server license I bought is not transferable to non-Mac Mini Server computers so I can't really sell it anyway.

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Mac Mini :: Macbook Air Superdrive In It?

Jun 27, 2008

i know that the superdrive cannot be connected to the mini Via USB, which is a pain, but what if i were to buy the superdrive, take it apart and hook it up to my mini, replacing the Combo Drive already in there, Would that work i'm as assuming that it would all be compatible.

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Does Macbook Air Superdrive Work With Mac Mini

May 7, 2012

I have an older mac mini running 10.5.8.  Does the macbook air superdrive work with my mac mini?

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OS X :: Transfer All Data From Mini To New Mini Server?

Nov 15, 2009

When you get a new OSX machine it asks if you want to transfer everything over from another machine, then you connect the firewire or whichever cable it tells you, and it does the rest.

I am replacing my Mini with a Mini Server (1TB), and on boot it asks if I want to transfer data from another "Server". I was hoping I could transfer from OSX to OSX Server since it's the same OSX just more options are added, I would understand it it didn't go in the other direction.

It gives me a blank window with Transfer Your Server at the top and says to select the volume to transfer from (none listed). It doesn't say how I would connect or select the machine from which to select the volume. Is there any easy way to transfer my programs and files over, or not, between non-server and a server version? I could manually share the HD on the Mini and drag over program and file folders etc. if there is no automatic way.

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Mac Mini :: How To Make Raid0 On Mac Mini Server?

Jul 29, 2010

Tomorrow I will be installing the normal snow leopard in my mac mini server 2010. I want to make raid0 with the 2 500GB hard drives. But I dont know how to do it. I have to make it through the installation, or after it ? And is a raid0 so unstable that I HAVE to buy a back up HD ?

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MacBook Pro :: Mini-disk Stuck In SuperDrive

Jun 9, 2012

I shoved a mini-cd into my MacBook pro's SuperDrive and, when nothing happened, used another dick to push it in further. It doesn't show on the desk top and I'm at a loss as to how to retrieve it. ( yes, I know this was a numb move.)

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Air :: MBA Ext. Superdrive - Read - Write To The Mini-dvd Discs

Apr 25, 2008

I bought this drive and I was wondering if it will read/write to the mini-dvd discs?

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Mac Mini :: Which Mac Mini For My Media Server Needs

May 27, 2010

I'm looking to centralize the media storage in our home and would love some feedback on which Mac Mini would best suit my needs, which are pretty modest. The goal is a machine that will:House all our media (iTunes, movies/tv) for streaming to two MBPs & one TV

Be the central location for Time Machine backups on all 3 computers

Run Air Video Server live conversion for streaming media to iPad

Run Plex for viewing media on attached HDTV

Ability to simultaneously stream media to TV in one room while live encoding HD source material for playback on iPad

Regardless of which Mini I end up with, my plan is to remove the Superdrive and install two 500GB Momentus XT hybrid hard drives (Raid 0?) with Time Machine backups for all the computers on external FW800 drives that I have. That said, will an early '09 Mini with the 2.0 C2D have enough horsepower, or do I need a current gen model?

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Mac Mini :: Can A Mac Mini Server Be Used Just Like A Desktop Mac?

Jun 17, 2010

Can you run a mac mini server just like a regular desktop model mac mini?

Does the server version of SL prevent you from using the computer like a regular mac mini with a monitor and keyboard and mouse?

Can anyone point me to a good beginner article on the use and setup of a server? I feel like I understand computers pretty well, but servers are a mystery to me.

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Mac Mini :: Superdrive Seems To Be On The Fritz

Nov 24, 2010

the superdrive in my mini has been malfunctioning. Won't read a DVD or CD on the first try, and when it finally reads it, it's after a long time of spinning.

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Mac Mini :: New SuperDrive LOUD?

Apr 14, 2009

Just curious if its my mini or all slot loaded SuperDrive are extremely loud. I hear a loud fan and clicking when watching movies, or putting in cds. Is this normal?

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OS X :: Installing Mac OS On Mac Mini With Broken Superdrive

Sep 13, 2009

I've just installed a new harddrive into my Mac Mini (the 250gb drive out of my MacBook Pro) as well as 2gb of ram to max out the little thing, however I now need to install Mac OS on it as the harddrive is empty. Can I use the Mini in Target Disk mode and use my MacBook Pro to install Mac OS?

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Hardware :: G4 Mac Mini New Superdrive Won't Work

Aug 25, 2009

I bought a 1.5GHz G4 Mini with Combo Drive. Ordered a Superdrive via eBay and fitted it (2 minute job - done it many times previously). Panasonic Model UJ-846-B march 2008. On this occasion, the drive fails to work. I can insert a disc and eject it (using the button on the front of the drive) but the drive isn't "seen" by the Mini. [URL] I received a second drive from the seller and it has the same problem. I assume that it doesn't have the correct "driver" firmware installed.

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Mac Mini :: Superdrive Get Track Names Then Stops

Dec 17, 2009

After about three Cd uploads it acts up. It will start to get track names then stops. If I re-start the Mini it will work again for another three Cd's or so.

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Mac Mini :: Cannot Read Leopard Superdrive Disk

Dec 28, 2009

I am trying to upgrade my Dad's mac mini to Snow Leopard and have encountered a problem. When I insert the Leopard disk I cannot get it to read the disk, the box comes up as if I have inserted a blank DVD. I have also tried inserting ilfe09 disk and have the same problem. The drive does appear to be making an odd bleaping. I have tried resetting the PRAM and cannot get it to bleap?

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Mac Mini :: External Superdrive Does Not Swallow Discs

Jun 16, 2012

I have just brought back an external superdrive to my local Apple Store because it wouldn't physically swallow any disc. So I got a new one and back home ... same problem. I plugged it to my mac mini, my MacBook Pro, my 1st portable PC, my tower pc ... nothing.I made sure the second time that I didn't plug it to the same mac first (in case I had a faulty USB port which could destroy the superdrive).Plus it ejects CDs and DVDs fine if I insert one 3/4 into it. So the mechanism is working, but no matter what I do, it won't swallow any disc.

Info:
Mac mini, external superdrive

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Setup Mac Mini Server As VPN Server

Apr 3, 2012

currently using mac mini server for sharing files and folders. Would like to setup VPN to get access to files remotely.

-Model identifier: Macmini 3.1

-Mac OS X Server version 10.6.8

I am not sure if this version supports VPN.

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Mac mini

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PowerPC :: Mac Mini Superdrive Equivalent To The 12" Powerbook G4?

Jan 2, 2008

Once I buy my new Mini, I'm planning on cracking in to it to upgrade the HD and RAM straight away. But then I thought, will the Superdrive I currently have in my 12" Powerbook G4 Aluminum work in the Mini? It would save me some $$$ if I could buy the 1.83ghz and go without the Superdrive and then just swap optical drives between the two machines.

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OS X :: Mini 3" CD Size Disc Compatible With Superdrive?

Dec 26, 2008

I have software on a mini (3") CD. Is this size disc compatible with a Superdrive"

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Mac Mini :: 2009 - Recycle Superdrive As External Usb Drive?

Mar 21, 2009

I am going to remove the Superdrive from my 2009 mini and replace it with a second HD as detailed by ifixit [URL] I will then run OS X from the X-25M SSD and the second drive will be a 320Gb Scorpio Black which I will run XP in boot camp from ( have to use additional internal drive to boot XP from since the X25-M currently will not work with XP and I cant get XP to boot from an external drive...). This leaves my setup without a way to work with optical media so I was looking to get an external usb drive and plug it in whenever I would need to install something from a dvd, or burn a cd etcetera.

Instead of throwing away the removed superdrive though and buy another drive, how about recycling it as an external usb superdrive? I would connect it via usb with a Deltaco sata to usb adapter I have. Anyone see a reason why this would not work? Has this been done before?

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Mac Mini :: Superdrive Replacement For Combo Drive In 1.83GHz Core2Duo

Sep 14, 2009

I want to replace the Combo drive that's in my 1.83GHz Core2Duo Mini with a Superdrive - has anyone got any suggestions for a UK store that sells one for less than ?40? All I can find are SATA ones, and I think I need a (P)ATA one?

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Mac :: IStat Server Shows No Network Usage On Mac Mini Server?

Aug 23, 2010

I have a 2009 Mac Mini Server with iStat Server installed. When I connect to iStat server with the iPhone app, I see no network usage (even though it is being used). iStat Pro widget will show the usage just fine. Any ideas on why its not showing up with iStat Server?

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Delete Server Portion From My Mac Mini?

Mar 10, 2012

I don't use any of it and would like to update to lion with out the server portion.

Info:Mac mini Server (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Mini :: Unable To Get Dual Displays / Using Mini DVI And Mini DisplayPorts

Sep 12, 2010

I have an Early 2009 Mac Mini with Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort. And I have two 1080p HDTVs. The Mac Mini is capable of dual display, and I've gotten it to work before, so the issue is not the TV or Mac. And I have tried both Mirroring and No Mirroring.

I got a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (#5311) and a Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter (#4852) both from MonoPrice. And for some reason I can't get the Mac Mini to dual display, it's only one or the other.

Before I had a Mini Displayport Male and USB Male AUDIO to HDMI Female Converting Adapter (#5969) and I got video on both HDTVs, but not audio at the same time b/c one was USB and one was TOSLINK.

I'm not sure why I can't get video on both monitors. Any help?

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Mac Mini :: How To Conncet HDTV Using Mini Display Port Or Mini Dvi?

Apr 6, 2009

I need to connect my 09' Mac Mini to my Yamaha RX-V2700 receiver which outputs to my Sony XBR HDTV. I know the mini has both mini-dvi to dvi and mini-dp to dvi or hdmi available via adapters. I was thinking to go with option 1 however I was wondering what is your opinions? Is mini-display port better over mini-dvi or are they the same? Audio will be carried over optical toslink.

Option 1:
Using mini-dvi adapter to dvi: Connect Dvi-Hdmi cable to receiver and output audio with toslink adapter.

Option 2:
Using mini-dp adapter to dvi or hdmi: Connect Dvi-Hdmi cable to receiver and output audio with toslink adapter.

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