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New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 30, 2021 02:51PM
We now have one machine in the almost modern era, a 2018 Mini refurb. It came with Big Sur installed (yikes).

It wasn't exactly the model I wanted, but they were selling out so fast that I just went for it. It only has a 512GB drive, but I can keep it lean and attach a big external or three.

Only problems so far have been of the PEBKAC variety. Like, why did it ask me for a wireless keyboard and mouse the first time I booted it? Because I failed to connect the USB part of the KVM cabling, doh, so it could find neither keyboard nor mouse.

I definitely need more USB ports, and the hub I plugged in doesn't like having drives attached to some of its ports. The manual is long gone, so I am not sure why. I will retire the hub in favor of something less persnickety. MPOW doesn't appear to even make these anymore.

The Mini is quiet and zippy. No complaints, except a minor whine that the world of Thunderbolt 3 is alien territory and I have nothing right now that can even utilize those ports.



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 30, 2021 04:25PM
Leader! Hope it was cheap.





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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: August 30, 2021 04:44PM
Leader!!
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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 30, 2021 05:36PM
zoom zoom!

L E A D E R!
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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 30, 2021 05:37PM
PS get thee an inexpensive USB C hub. That plugs into the thunderbolt port and will add all sorts of older ports.
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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 30, 2021 06:52PM
Refurb LEADER!



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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 30, 2021 07:56PM
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sekker
PS get thee an inexpensive USB C hub. That plugs into the thunderbolt port and will add all sorts of older ports.

That’s the next purchase, I think. The MPOW thing seems flaky as h@ll.



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 30, 2021 09:20PM
Refurb Leader !!!
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Re: New refurb Mac Mini in the house
Posted by: jonny
Date: August 30, 2021 10:56PM
Leaderfurb!!
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