Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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Clone OS X installation from Virtual Machine to Mac Mini

I did a new OS X installation via Parallels as a Virtual Machine and configured it as Node for our Jenkins Build Server. I did this because I wanted to do an isolated installation to test adding all ...
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How to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...
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Airdrop between newer and older macs without clicking the “Search for an older Mac” button

I have a new MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3 and an older Mac Mini running Lion 10.7.5. Airdrop works in both directions, provided that if I am transferring from my MBP to my Mini, I click the ...
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2014 Mac Mini with two mDP-DP monitors

I'm planning to upgrade from a 2011 base model Mac Mini to a 2014 high end Mini (2.8Ghz i5, Iris, 16GB ram) and wanted to see if I could drive two 2560x1600 monitors through the thunderbolt ports with ...
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Mac Mini 2014 hard drives

Do the Mini 2014 mechanical hard-drive versions have an M.2 ssd slot on their mainboard? EDIT: Let me clarify: the fusion version have a M.2 SSD on the mainboard slot and a 2.5" mechanical drive. ...
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Mac Mini HDD noises and internal HDD Standby

I have a default Mac mini 2.8GHz 2014 with Fusion Drive. My problem is that the mac makes a few noises. Because it is my home server and guest are sleeping in that room these noises are annoying. I ...
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Speed of Ram via serial Number

Is it possible to tell the speed of R.A.M of a Mac Mini by the serial number, and if so where would one do that? I need to know whether or not a Mac Mini is specifically Pc3-8500 through the serial ...
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Get alerted whenever someone uses your Mac?

I have a dedicated Mac Mini in a colocation that I access via Remote Desktop. I trust the colocation provider, but I don't trust my password is secure enough. Without resorting to a more secure ...
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Can I use a Mac mini without the power brick?

I don't have the power brick for my Mac mini with me but I have cord that plugs into the back of it, can I use it without and plug directly into the wall? Any harm? The model is A1347
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Reinstalling Yosemite on my Mac Mini

So, I've bought an used late 2012 mac mini. It came with the original 500gb mechanical drive and an aftermarket samsung 840 evo, 250gb. Yosemite was installed, and the drives seen as fusion drive. ...
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21:9 2560x1080 on Mini late 2012

I just bought an LG 21:9 monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080p at 60 Hz. Now, my mac mini late 2012 (HD4000) allow me to select resolutions up to 1920x1080p and no more. The monitor is ...
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Can I boot my MacBook Air into Windows 8.1 from a network drive?

I have a Macbook air with a 128gb SSD. Not a ton of space. I also have a Mac Mini that I use as a web/media server with a 500gb HDD. Much better. Both are networked together locally over an Airport ...
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Will Mac Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 Boot in 64 Bit Mode

Considering buying a mid 2011 Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 (16GB) to run Lightroom 6/CC and Photoshop CC. They require 64 bit systems. My Air (4GB) doesn't have enough RAM to run efficiently. Will the Mini ...
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Install Yosemite from scratch on SSD/HDD mini

I just bought a late 2012 Mini on Ebay. It comes with a mechanical HDD and with an aftermarket SSD installed. Yosemite is present but was installed seeing the two drives as a single fusion drive. Now ...
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Home Server for an iOS developer | Xcode continuous integration

I am currently developing websites and ios applications. Recently, I decided to install a home server for cloud/back-up purposes and especially for xcode server(helping me test my builds) with version ...
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Cable lock with Mac Mini

How do I use a cable lock with my Mac Mini? It doesn't appear to have any mounts for the typical cable lock. Do I have to get an enclosure and secure that to the desk?
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Brand new Apple Mac-Mini cannot connect to ANY WiFi Network — “Connection Timeout”

I'm at my wits end here with a new Mac Mini. I bought a brand new mac mini, took it home, and did nothing but create a user account. When I try to connect to my network (Comcast Xfinity), I ...
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MacMini is unable to communicate with devices on netwrok

Devices: Router: 192.168.0.1 MacMini 192.168.0.97 MacBook 192.168.0.19 Printer 192.168.0.99 Windows 192.168.0.49 So, my problem is that a strange one. All my devices are connected to the same ...
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Mac mini wakes 2 seconds after going to sleep

Sometimes (randomly as far as I can tell), my Mac mini refuses to go to sleep. I press the Sleep item in the Apple-logo menu on the menubar, display turns off, after several seconds computer goes ...
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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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Mac Mini running Yosemite 10.10.3 Won't Recognize Mouse

Neither my wireless Magic Mouse, nor my battery operated mouse will work with my Mac Mini, despite many attempts, including unplugging, etc. The mouse curser appears on the screen but doesn't click. ...
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Earbuds damaged by iPhone?

Yesterday I plugged Apple earbuds into my iPhone 5 and the sound from the right speaker was very low, almost mute. Assuming something was wrong with them and having just lost the 3rd party earbuds I ...
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Would it be a good choice to use a Mac mini as wireless router?

I know that I can use network sharing to share my cable network connected to Mac mini and turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. I haven't purchased a Mac mini yet. From the description on Apple Store, Mac ...
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Change the Time of Monitor's Waiting while Mac Mini's Wake Up

I have a Mac Mini so, as every other Mac Mini owner, I have an other-brand monitor. But Apple, is used to use their integrated monitors that wake up from sleep quickly. My LG monitor is a very good ...
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Mac crashing multiple times a day

My mac mini keeps crashing multiple times a day. I have no idea why it happens. It seems to happen at random. Here's the crash report, maybe you can help me. Thanks in advance. Anonymous UUID: ...
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How to connect Macbook pro's Retina screen with my Mac mini?

I want to use my Macbook Pro as a screen of my Mac mini(with both OS X and Bootcamp Windows). I've following cables: 1. Thunderbolt to Ethernet 2. Thunderbolt to VGA Any possible solution?
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Mac mini 2012 (2.3 quad core) Vs late 2014 (2.8 dual core)

I'm on my way to buy my new mac mini for my IOS development and I'm a bit unfamiliar with Apple products so I just want an advice from experts about that. my budget is not that high so I have 2 ...
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Mac mini for Android and ios development [closed]

ı want to buy mac mini which costs 499 $. Is it ok for andorid and IOS developing? I will use Android studio and xcode. is there anybody using this mac mini?
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Re-install Mac mini Server

My friend gave me Mac mini Server saying its Mavericks. When I switch it on I see 2 hard drives only and no operating system. I tried to use my Apple ID but it doesn't work. In disk utility I saw 1st ...
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Second monitor doesn't work with Mac mini

I'm new to Apple and am having problems getting my second monitor to work with my Mac mini 2.5 GHz i5 2012. I have one screen working using the Mini Display Port on the Mac mini to a HDMI socket on ...
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How do i get full capacity from Fusion drive on vmWare ESXi 6.0 Mac Mini 7,1

I managed to install the free vmWare ESXi 6.0 hypervisor on a Mac Mini 7,1. It's running rather nicely from a USB memory. The mini has s 2TB Fusion drive. My problem is that i can only get the 106 GB ...
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Mac Mini and Wide (21:9) Monitor / Display Port Issue

When I boot up my Mac Mini after moving it from my office at work where it worked with my wide (21:9) monitor to my house, when I boot it the display does not show up on the monitor anymore. Waits ...
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Why is my mac mini shutting down randomly?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.10.2 that I use as a server on my home network. A few months ago I've started finding it switched off at what seems like random times. It's not connected to a ...
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Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini?

Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini in order to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 server? (The Goal: to quit 10.8 Server in order to use Rosetta software again)
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Installing OSX Yosemite on completely empty drive

Mac Mini c. mid-2011 500GB HDD The existing HDD is failing, have backed up and now looking to replace the drive. Don't want to spend $$$ for Apple service so going DIY. The hardware installation ...
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Discoveryd & LaunchServicesd Huge Memory Consumption

I have been troubleshooting why my Mac Mini is running slow and stumbled upon this: The memory usage is in the GB! On my MacBook the two processes take under 10 MB together. Why are these procs ...
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Mac mini (mid 2011) fan at full speed constantly

I upgraded my Mac Mini's HDD to a new SSD... Since then the fan has been running at full speed constantly. I placed back the old drive but that did not fix the problem. I also tried using ...
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Mac Mini Yosemite Install Reboots Back to Mavericks?

I finally decided to upgrade my Mac Mini HTPC (Mac Mini Server mid-2011) to Yosemite. I run the installer, says it's going to install, reboots, does the spinner for a bit, reboots again and I'm back ...
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Apple TV > Mac Mini audio passthrough

The Mac Mini has an optical input and an optical output. I want to route the audio from my Apple TV through my Mac Mini and then back out to my receiver. This way both devices are connected without ...
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Help deciper Crash Report

I'm having trouble running OSX Server on my 2014 Mac Mini it has been periodically crashing and producing this Crash report. Can anyone help decipher what the issue is? Or help with trying to figure ...
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“powerd” process uses a lot of CPU

Oftentimes, after I wake my Mac from sleep, powerd (which is the power management daemon? Which in particular deals with sleeping the Mac and waking it?) uses high CPU, usually around 25% to 50% on my ...
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Mac mini fan replacement: amperage rating

I have a 2011 Mac mini server (quad-core i7, 2.0GHz) and the fan is going bad. The current fan, part no. 610-0164 is rated 12V 0.66A. The widely available replacement fans on eBay are rated 12V ...
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Mac mini (Late 2009) + Yosemite: cannot read CDs/DVDs

Hardware: Mac mini (Late 2009) OS: Yosemite 10.10.2 Problem: cannot read CDs/DVDs, either by internal drive or external drive. ... When you insert any type of CD or DVD, ISO, UDF, HFS, original ...
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Bose QC15 inline controls and microphone not working in Mac Mini

I've just bought a Bose QC15 Headphone that comes with a inline control w/ microphone. I've used it with my iPhone, iPad Mini and Macbook Pro 2011 and all controls and microphone works great. But if ...
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Mac Mini pair workstation - 4 monitors, 2 as desktop, 2 mirrored. Is it possible?

I'm looking to purchase a new (2014) mac mini to use a pair programming workstation. 2 keyboards, 2 mice, 4 monitors. Each person would have their own keyboard and mouse and dual monitor display. ...
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How Many USB Controllers Are in the Late 2014 Mac Mini?

I am transferring a lot of data to a large number of iPads from a Mac Mini, over USB. I am finding that the late 2014 Mac Mini is significantly faster at completing the transfer than the Mid 2011 ...
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Lost screen on Panasonic 55 inch with Mac mini

I tried to set the screen from the Panasonic to best fit. When I did that on my Mac mini the screen went to snow. I tried to get it back by on losing the HDMI cable power of the Mac. Nothing helps. ...
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Very slow to start processes or open applications

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011, 8GB RAM) with Yosemite which is getting slower and slower. But the weird thing is that only opening applications or starting new processes (from the terminal) is terribly ...
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Is there a maximum number of remote connections that can be setup on mac mini?

We have a mac mini running OSx 10.9.4 with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB. We use this as a "server" so people within the company can remotely place files that need to be uploaded onto our DAM system. ...