Mac Mini :: How To Know Which Firewire Is Best

Apr 4, 2012

I hav a Mac Mini and an WD 250 GB external HD which needs a firewire.

How do I know which cable fits?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8), WD 250 GB external HD

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Mac Mini :: Replacement Without FireWire?

Oct 15, 2008

If there is ever going to be a new Mac mini, I think it will also lose FireWire. Apple has conceded that FireWire has lost as an general consumer computer interface. This maybe so. Still, if the new Mac mini loses its FireWire port, this will cause people to have less choice when purchasing a new Mac in case they still have an old or new FireWire-based DV or HDV camera. I have a nice Sony HDV camera, and I would hate to sell it. Apple is now telling me I should (but I won't). It is strange to see this new development at Apple, just when other manufacturers are adopting FireWire (an Apple conceived technology) as standard in their offerings.

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Mac Mini :: Need More Volt From FireWire Port

Feb 2, 2012

I work at a photo studio, and we just bought a new mac Mini to power a rather old Phase One digital back. This device requires quite an amount of power, and it appears that Apple made the voltage output of the FireWire port drop with 200mV on the new intel motherboards. My question is: Can you, in anyway, get that voltage output up again? If this means playing around with dangerous settings, then be it. We just need it to work! We tried to buy a Lindy FireWire 800 Repeater, with an external power supply, but doesn't work at all. Perhaps it's just a poor repeater? Is there any other devices out there, that could make it work? Perhaps some solution with a battery attached to the FireWire cable it self.

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OS X :: Connect Two Mac Mini With Firewire - Cable Required?

Mar 16, 2009

I have two mac mini's set up side by side, and I want to connect them together with firewire so I can quickly send files from the new one to the old one, acting as a storage hd. What type of firewire cable do I need? one mini the old one has max output of 400, and the new one is 800.

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Hardware :: Using Camcorder With Firewire: Mini DV Versus HD

Apr 16, 2008

I have problem connecting my camcorder (a mini DVD-based Sony DCR-608E) with I-Mac 20". Based on the many threads I've been reading, I guess it's best for me to get a new camcorder.

Am currently considering to buy a camcorder with a firewire port but haven't decided between Mini-DV based or HD. My main consideration is the image quality and cost effiency.

Anybody using i-Movie has any recommendation? Should I go for Mini-DV or HD? What are the upsides/downsides?

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Mac Mini :: What Is The Best Device To Give It More Firewire Ports

Apr 5, 2012

I'm wanting to connect my DV Camera and an External Firewire HDD to my mini. I really only need two firewire ports: one for the camera and one to daisychain any further Firewire HDD. This is all in aid of being able to digitize HD Tape footage with the mini using FCP so I can do all the editing etc of the Mac Pro. I've found a few online such as:The Belkin Firewire 6 Port Hub, Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and Firewire 6 Port Hub and the 1Lynx 800 Advanced Firewire Hub (99MO018202).The stackable Belkins look great

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Mac Mini :: Export Video To Camera Via Firewire In Fcp X?

Apr 15, 2012

i have mac mini and instaled fcp x. i import video from camera via firewire, but not export video to camera. can i export video?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: How To Show Video On DV Camera Via FireWire

Apr 23, 2012

I have mac mini os x lion operating system and fcp x editing software installed. I want to show video on dv camera via firewire, fcp not show video on dv camera. In this software I can capture video from dv camera via firewire, but when I editing on timeline, then not show video on camera. In the disc utility window, show firewire camera, but in fcp preferences>play back setting>a/v out not show camera or firewire.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac :: Mac Mini Late - Degraded Performance With Firewire Audio?

Feb 14, 2010

I am using an Apogee Duet with a late 09 Mac Mini, and have suffered through crappy graphics/general performance for some time. I really kinda shrugged this off until getting quite tired of it and did some searching around. After looking around I have discovered that I am not the only one who experiences this problem, and it has been pegged to core audio drivers. Which is odd.Disabling core audio through plists does indeed alleviate the issue it seems. Unplugging the Duet also alleviates this issue. When it is plugged in I see higher temperatures, slower overall performance and very choppy graphics performance, especially in expose and spaces. However this also affects the standard graphics in OSX.

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Hardware :: Possible To Just Run The Mini Off The External Drive Via Firewire Or USB2

Jun 5, 2009

I have the 2007 intel mini and I am looking for hard drive options. Was thinking of installing a 320 gig 7200 drive in it but they are about the same price point as an external 1 TB 7200 3.5 drive. Is it possible to just run the mini off the external drive via firewire or USB2? Would that be slower than using the internal drive?

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Mac Mini :: Connect Video Camera But Not Detected Firewire?

Mar 30, 2012

i have mac mini. I connect a video camera to my computer via firewire. i try capture video in fcp and imovi, but firewire not detected. when i open imovy and import video, then show the massage "camera not connected".

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: Unable To Mount Firewire Drives But Sees Them In System Profile?

May 9, 2009

I connect 2 Iomega external disks and in the system profile I see them under the firewire tab.

I tried them on my macbook and it found them right away.

But on the mac mini they dont get mounted or it is like it is not proberly finding them What can be the problem?

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MacBook Pro :: 15 Firewire Unable To List Firewire Devices And Takes 5-6 Start Up?

Feb 16, 2009

I currently have my second MBP that I got from Macmall and both in a matter of two weeks have had similar issues. The first I managed to get returned and replaced, that is a seperate and complicated story in and of itself. This particular issue started with a boot up sequence that was taking about 5-6 mins. After going through the drill with Applecare thought I could restore using Time Machine. That's when I found out that the FW400 port no longer worked to power my Oyen Digital 250G FW drive. Any thoughts as to what might be the problem? This is my second MBP and Oyen Digital FW drive. I had them both replaced!

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IMac :: Connect Via Firewire To Sony TRV - 22 Camcoder - Need Which Firewire Cable

Oct 12, 2009

I just got a Mac Mini (March 2009 model) and want to connect it via Firewire to my Sony TRV-22 camcoder. The camcorder has a Mini DV Firewire jack on it (I think this is called a 4-pin connector sometimes too). But on the Mac Mini, I can't tell if I need a 6-pin or a 9-pin. Can someone point me to a good cable so I can dump some MiniDV tapes into iMovie?

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Hardware :: MIDI To Firewire - Is There Any USB Adapter To Use Firewire

Jan 21, 2010

I googled it and it didn't help out as much. I have this Shure Mic and it has MIDI input and would like to have some kind of adapter to firewire. I know there is an USB adapter, but i would like to use firewire. It can be firewire 400 or 800. I like to record some songs for GarageBand.

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Intel Mac :: Put Firewire Connector 400 In The Firewire Port 800?

Jun 22, 2012

can I put firewire connector 400 in the firewire port 800?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Hardware :: Need More Firewire Ports / Firewire Hub?

Sep 25, 2007

i need more firewire ports for my macbook, do they sell firewire hubs?

where can i find them?i googled for it, but it was very confusing, found a lot of USB hubs and some other stuff, but not a FIREWIRE HUB perse.

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MacBook Pro :: What Is Dual FireWire 400 And Can It Act As A FireWire 800

Jun 27, 2010

I have a somewhat old Seagate FreeAgent external drive (like this).

It has a switchable port controller, one has a USB2 and eSATA and the other has two FireWire 400 ports [URL].

Now, on the FW controller it says "Dual FireWire 400".

What is Dual FireWire 400? And does it implicate that I can use both ports together somehow and get FW800 by that?

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MacBook :: Connect External Harddrive With Firewire 800 To Macbook With Firewire 400?

Feb 8, 2012

I just got the external harddrive "Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB 3.0 1TB" with a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Upgrade Kabel FireWire 800. I have neither a USB 3.0, nor a Firewire 800 on my white macbook (2008). I already know, that it's possible to use USB 3.0 with an USB 2.0 port, but I would like to use it with the firewire to spare the USB port for other devices. My question: Is there an adapter or cable to use the Seagate Firewire 800 with my Firewire 400 port? I don't know, where and what to look for. 

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: How To Connect FireWire 400 To FireWire 800

Aug 4, 2009

i just thought it was compatible because it said it was made for the mac and i really wanted to use my surround sound system. So my dilemma is that it came with a firewire 400 cable and I have a firewire 800 port on my mac mini which i bought recently. I've looked for some adapters and I saw one that said it accepts male firewire 400 6 pin and at the other end is a 9 pin firewire 800. it says its designed to connect your firewire 400 cable so it can be used in firewire 800 ports for newer macs. I'm not 100 percent sure what all that means and I didn't want to go buy something without being sure that's what I need.

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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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Mac Mini :: How To Use Mini DVI/Mini Display Port Both Same Time?

Mar 2, 2009

Just curious can use both to drive the 24" LED ACD AND another 2nd monitor via mini dvi?? That would be a dream come true!

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OS X :: Firewire 800 Or 400?

Jun 29, 2009

I'm looking in my Mac Info and it shows this under firewire. FireWire Bus: Maximum Speed:Up to 800 Mb/sec. So does this mean when getting an external soundcard i need one capable of 800 as opposed to 400? [URL]

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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 :: New Mini Won't Recognize An External Drive (LaCie 1TB  Porsche Design?

Feb 6, 2012

Have a new Mac Mini, using an external drive but I can't get it to show up in finder. It's a Lacie 1TB Porsche design HDD, using a USB connection directly into the mini. I tried it at first by connecting to an open usb on my cinema good. Also no good when connected directly into the mini.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: Use An External Wifi Antenna To Boost Reception For Core Solo Mini

Apr 15, 2012

My old Mini is in the next room to the wireless DSL modem. It gets one to three max bars, usually two, and it's just through one interior wall. I don't want to spend a bunch of money, I just want to get a little better reception in the next room. I have seen USB wifi antennas advertised. Would that do anything for me? My iBook G4 in the same spot gets full reception no problem.

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Mac Mini :: Mac Mini For Home Theater - Standard Optical Audio Cable

Apr 15, 2009

I have just read a ton of forum posts and want to make sure I am going to buy the right accessories to make my new Mac Mini all it needs to be to run my home theater.1. For 5.1 audio, do I need to buy this product and then just use a standard Optical audio cable to plug into my receiver?2. The new Mac Mini comes with a mini DVI to DVI connector correct? So all I will have to buy is a DVI to HDMI cable?3. Is OWC (other world computing) the best place to buy upgrades for the mac mini? I have looked at the videos on youtube and it seems like something I should be able to do no problem.

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Intel Mac :: Finding An Adapter That Connects A Mini DVI To A Mini Display Port?

May 25, 2012

Is there an adapter that connects a mini DVI to a mini Display port so I can use one computer as an external monitor?

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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