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    monitors and external drive for a new Mini...

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    monitors and external drive for a new Mini...
    1) Iím getting a new Mini to replace my aging Mac Pro. I have two 27-inch HDMI monitors. What is the best way to connect them to the new machine? Should I use the HDMI port + one of the USB-C ports, or use two USB-C ports? Iím guessing it makes no difference but I would like to hear from the experts.

    2) My old 1TB external drive with Time Machine is Firewire only, no USB port. Can I use this to set up the new machine via an adapter, or should I get a new external Thunderbolt drive first, maybe 2-3 TB this time?

    I want to make the transition painless as possible. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    monitors and external drive for a new Mini...
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    What is the best way to connect them to the new machine?
    I'd suggest Googling the question as it must have been asked at least a few thousand times already and with a proper answers.

    Same goes for your external drive and time machine.

    Sorry, I have no experience with either units.


    BTW: I'm a bit surprised that a new Mac Mini would be able to replace a Mac Pro, but I hear they have improved rather drastically, so what do I know???

    Sorry for the cop out...


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