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Tags: mac mini

08/07/11

Mac Mini 2011 Hard Drive Speed

  11:35:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
Mac Mini 2011 Hard Drive Speed
As a followup to my Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed rant, I went to the Apple Store today to check what's up with the Mac Mini 2011... Apparently, the Nvidia chipset has been replaced with an Intel chipset that is now capable of 6 Gigabit/second transfe… more »

08/20/10

Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed

  04:53:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed
I was looking into upgrading my 2006 Mac Mini (serving as a media server) with a 2010 model, just to get a bigger hard drive... and also a faster one! Now, according to this guy, the Mac Mini 2010 still comes with a stinky slow old SATA-1 drive, just a… more »

03/11/09

How to get AC-3 5.1 surround sound on your Mac

  03:17:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: Multimedia, Mac stuff
Perian
Perian includes the a52 codec you need to decode AC-3 out from AVI or MKV files
So your hooked up your Mac to your 5.1 receiver and all you get is lousy stereo? Worry no more, decent AC-3 support is finally available for Mac OSX! In my case I have an Intel Mac Mini from 2006 hooked up to a Denon AVR-3801 via a fiber optic S/PDIF… more »

07/26/06

About Apple Bluetooth

  01:46:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Technology, Mac stuff
One of my biggest frustrations with the Mac Mini has been using the mouse... the Bluetooth Wireless Mouse actually... The pointer movement just wasn't smooth enough... just not as responsive as it is on Windows... I first blamed it on using PowerPC… more »

04/10/06

Two weeks of facts about the Intel Mac Mini

  09:58:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
The 10 feet interface Okay, well, one of the reasons I've been quiet for the last two weeks is because I got myself one of those intel Mac Minis... The bottom line is: I love that thing! But here's a little more details... including answers I… more »