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Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« on: March 05, 2023, 12:41:07 AM »
Recognize some?

Ive run out of ideas, got any?

And maccuff mini is sort of out of the question...
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 01:00:36 PM »
Im curious. What is the lowest one ? :)

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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2023, 10:28:49 PM »
Belkin kvm switch
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2023, 06:00:18 AM »
i collected some photos from ebay kleinanzeigen some years ago, with stuff ive never seen before. the best ones are those which are combinations of drives and hubs.
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2023, 08:44:16 AM »
I think you are talking about the Iomega "Mac Mini"

https://www.faq-mac.com/2010/08/iomega-actualiza-su-disco-duro-minimax-para-el-mac-mini/





Original models were USB 2.0 and  FireWire 400
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2023, 09:15:39 AM »
there is all kind of weird stuff, from 8-port usb hubs to cases with speakers in them (which look like made from original apple cases) until this custom table mount rack which is only available locally.

given that this form factor is now 15 years old that is not a bad support.

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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2023, 09:17:54 AM »
there is a rare 1183 "server" mini on german e.k. if anyone is interested. but untested/broken.
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2023, 09:52:22 AM »
there is a rare 1183 "server" mini on german e.k. if anyone is interested. but untested/broken.
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2023, 09:36:34 PM »
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2023, 07:15:01 AM »
onnto m9-dx2
HD&hub

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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2023, 03:21:07 PM »
onnto m9-dx2
HD&hub

That looks like a repackaged version of the iomega FW400 version
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2023, 02:41:28 AM »
onnto m9-dx2
HD&hub

That looks like a repackaged version of the iomega FW400 version

Iomega MiniMax Desktop Hard Drive FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 1TB Zilver
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2023, 02:47:08 AM »
NEWERTECH NUSTAND
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2023, 10:27:04 AM »
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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2023, 02:27:41 AM »
Ofc the best upgrade is the ORiginal packaging

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Re: Mac mini g4 - all possible upgrades and peripherals
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2023, 11:33:52 AM »
just bought the above belkin kvm switch in "unused" condition.

ive read a few negative reports about it, but until now it does what it should.

have not yet tested cables longer than 3 meters. because of my usual "cable length issues" (monitors in the center, computers all around in the room) it is not ideal to use a switch with built-in connections, i would prefer to use very short cables with it when used with 2 minis.

dont forget (i almost did) that if you use WUXGA or greater, you can only use the G4 minis with it; the VGA output of the core2duo models cant handle such a monitor properly, it is required to connect them via DVI-D.
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