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Hi all,

I am buying a home theatre and they are giving me a free 60Gb Mini Mac to go with it. I want to expand the hard drive capacity so I can have a CD/photo and DVD library, can anyone please recommend what sort of external hard drive I should buy?

(I will need 500GB minimum) but as it is going next to my TV it must be very quiet?

I have looked at both the 500GB Mac-Mini hard disk or the LaCie 500GB mini HD External Hard Drive.

Really need some good advice please??

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You might want to check into the miniStack V2 by newer technology inc. Wisper quiet operation, extra ports. Up to 750GB of 3.5" drive space, plenty of storage for music, video files etc.

Check it out at www.macsales.com/storage

Hope this helps for comparison with others.

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You might want to check into the miniStack V2 by newer technology inc. Wisper quiet operation, extra ports. Up to 750GB of 3.5" drive space, plenty of storage for music, video files etc.

Check it out at www.macsales.com/storage

Hope this helps for comparison with others.
Carol are you sure about the "whisper quiet" part? I have repeatedly seen people complain about the noise levels from the miniStacks vs the near silence of the Mini they are paired with...

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Hi again,

Following on from my original question above, I would like advice on these three items, (they all do have a single 750GB Hard Drive)


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...outThisProduct


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...7573&rd=1&rd=1


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...7386&rd=1&rd=1
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I like the last one because of the large fan. That HD will get hot quickly, so I advise getting something with a fan. It should compliment your mac mini nicely as well.
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