Mac News Review

Mac mini Updated, mini Overheating Issues, KVM with Sound for Macs & PCs, miniStack Drive & Hub, and More

This Week's Apple and Desktop Mac News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2005.07.29

This Week's Apple and Desktop Mac News

PowerBook, iBook, iPod, and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review. News about Apple's transition to Intel CPUs and other Intel developments is covered in The Macintel Report. iPod news is covered in The iNews Review.

All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

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News & Opinion

Mac mini Updated to 512 MB Memory, SuperDrive Model Added

The biggest Mac mini news story this week is a refreshment of the product line, with 512 MB of memory standard in every model plus built-in wireless networking with AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth starting at $599 and the ability to burn DVDs with a SuperDrive for $699.

However, I find this update a bit underwhelming, given that video support remains a non-programmable Radeon 9200 GPU, which does not fully support Core Image graphics in OS X 10.4 Tiger, and there has even been a downgrade on the two more expensive models (go figure) with the modem, of all things, now a $29 option.

The Mac mini is available immediately through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers in three standard configurations.

The 1.25 GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $499 (US), includes:

  • 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • 512 MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, expandable to 1 GB;
  • 40 GB Ultra ATA hard drive;
  • Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32 MB video memory;
  • one FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports;
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking and 56K V.92 modem;
  • internal support for AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • DVI or VGA out (adapter included), composite/S-video out with optional adapter; and
  • built-in speaker and headphone/line out.

The 1.42 GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $599 (US), includes:

  • 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • 512 MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, expandable to 1 GB;
  • 80 GB Ultra ATA hard drive;
  • Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32 MB video memory;
  • one FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports;
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • DVI or VGA out (adapter included), composite/S-video out with optional adapter; and
  • built-in speaker and headphone/line out.

The 1.42 GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $699 (US), includes:

  • 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • 512 MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, expandable to 1 GB;
  • 80 GB Ultra ATA hard drive;
  • SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32 MB video memory;
  • one FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports;
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • DVI or VGA out (adapter included), composite/S-video out with optional adapter; and
  • built-in speaker and headphone/line out.

Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 1 GB of RAM, SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW), AirPort Extreme, 56K V.92 modem, internal Bluetooth 2.0, wired or wireless Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse, and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

Mac mini Do-It-Yourself Guide

PB FixIt have announced a significant addition to their illustrated FixIt Guide Series, the Mac Mini FixIt Guide. The new guide is immediately available, free at PBFixIt.com/Guide.

The Mac mini FixIt Guide contains detailed disassembly instructions that walk the reader through the process of easily accessing and upgrading parts. The Guides make mini disassembly so simple, even novices can upgrade their RAM, hard drive, or DVD drive with ease. In addition to the Mac mini, FixIt Guides are also available for all iBook G3, PowerBook G3, and PowerBook G4 models.

PB FixIt also announced today that they are making all FixIt Guides available as free downloadable PDFs. "There is no reason to pay Apple's ridiculous labor fees ever again," said Kyle Wiens, PB FixIt's CEO. "The FixIt Guides have empowered thousands of people to upgrade and repair their Macs themselves. Offering free PDFs was the obvious next step. We're enabling the masses."

"With a simple Internet connection and a fourth grade reading level, anyone can purchase parts and repair his or her own Mac at home. We have thousands of parts to choose from, any tools you could possibly need, and we'll even show you how to do it for free. Save yourself the $100/hour in labor. Buy something nice for your husband or wife or kids instead. You do the work, we just make it easy."

FixIt Guides are now available for these computers:

  • Mac mini
  • PowerBook G3 (233 - 500 MHz)
  • iBook G3 (300 - 900 MHz)
  • PowerBook G4 Titanium (400 MHz - 1 GHz)
  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum (867 MHz - 1.67 GHz)

All thirteen FixIt Guides are available immediately for free on PB FixIt's website:

PB FixIt launched in 2003 and instantly became the leader in the Mac laptop part industry. PB FixIt is dedicated to bringing high quality, hard to find laptop parts to Macintosh zealots everywhere. For more information, visit:

Mac mini Overheating Issues?

Digital Lifestyles' Lawrence Dudley says:

"What with the summer in full swing, and the weather in the good old UK being as warm as it has been, I have observed some serious heat issues while using my Mac Mini.

"On particularly warm nights, the fan never seems to switch itself off, and seeing as it's in my bedroom, I have to switch the computer off so I can sleep.

"It's also my Web server (I'm on a budget, get over it!), and so this means my Website is unavailable on warm nights. This fan issue is also accompanied with terrible performance, and occasional freezes and crashes, which is something that never otherwise really happens on a Mac."

mini Thoughts and Enhancements

Tim at Little Blue Frog says:

"I love Mac Mini's. There is no doubting it. Despite giving mine up to a very good home a while ago now I still marvel at how Apple have managed to pack a decent enough machine into such a small, attractive and quiet package. However, the mini is not without its faults and it is with this in mind that I bring you a couple of products that can help alleviate these problems. OK, you got me, I'm really just posting this in the hope that Tuddly or Josh will buy one or both of the products below so I can have a look. :)

"Perhaps the two most criticised points of the Mac mini are its lack of external ports and hard disk capacity/speed. Given how small the housing for the computer is, these are two points at which the mini was never going to excel. Lets face the facts: Laptop sized hard disks don't spin at high speeds and there is only so much space on a case that measures 16.5 centimetres wide and 5 centimetres high. However, as always, there is no shortage of third party products that aim to address these shortfalls. Today I bring you two."

Advice

How to Reset the PMU in a Mac mini

"The Power Management Unit (PMU) is an integrated circuit (computer chip) typically found on a computer's logic board. As its name implies, the PMU is responsible for managing all aspects of the computer's power. It controls hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, and how any devices attached to the computer affect sleep.

"If the settings in the PMU become corrupted, it can result in operational anomalies such as your computer not turning on, not displaying video, or not waking from sleep, among other things. In these situations, you may need to reset your computer's PMU.

"Resetting the PMU will not resolve issues in which the computer stalls or is unresponsive. A PMU reset should only be used as a last resort in the case of a hardware failure or when the power management system is suspected. Resetting the PMU returns the computer hardware, including NVRAM, to default settings and forces the computer to shut down."

Products and Services

Belkin Flip: KVM Plus Sound for Macs and PCs

PR: Belkin Corporation announces Flip for Mac mini, the first solution designed to share one monitor, keyboard, and mouse between the Mac mini and a second computer, saving money and desktop space. Flip is ideal for using the Mac mini as a second computer, without the expense or desktop real estate requirements of a second monitor. Flip will be available in North America in early fall 2005.

Belkin FlipTouch-sensitive buttons make it fast and easy to switch computers, eject a CD, and adjust volume. Connect your speakers to Flip and use them with both computers - without unplugging and reconnecting them each time you switch. Setup is a breeze: Flip requires no additional cables or software for installation.

Flip is the only peripheral switching product that fully supports all Mac keyboards and function keys, including the built-in mouse hub on Mac keyboards. For PC keyboard users, Flip includes touch-sensitive buttons to control volume and eject disks on the Mac mini - function keys that are found only on Mac keyboards.

  • Works with USB-based Mac and PC desktop and notebook computers
  • Stacks below or on top of the Mac mini to save desktop space
  • Allows users to also share one set of speakers for both computers
  • Features touch-sensitive buttons to switch computers, control volume, and eject disks
  • Includes built-in cables to simplify installation and reduce desktop clutter
  • Supports all USB-type Mac and PC keyboards and mice
  • Works with any LCD or CRT monitor with a VGA 15-pin HDDB connector
  • Requires no software installation or additional cables

Flip for Mac mini - $99.99 (SRP)

NewerTech miniStack Hard Drive with FireWire/USB Hub

PR: Designed as the perfect accessory to Apple's Mac mini, the new miniStack line from Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been wildly popular since its introduction. Now NewerTech expands the line to satiate every customer's capacity needs.

In addition to the initial 80 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB, and 400 GB models, customers now have a new 320 GB model for $289.99 and 500 GB model for $499.99 to choose from. These new models feature high-performance 7200 RPM hard disk mechanisms with a large 8 MB data buffer.

Back of MiniStackThe new sizes fill a need for users who wanted more than 400 GB, as well as those who were looking for something between 250 GB and 400 GB.

"The popularity and demand for our miniStack™ line is beyond every expectation," said Larry O'Connor, president of NewerTech. "And by popular demand, it's our pleasure to have 'the right capacity' available for just about every user's needs!"

The sleek miniStack is designed to perfectly complement the size, shape and color of Apple's demure Mac mini. But owners of other Macs or PCs needn't feel left out. NewerTech's miniStack™ is compatible with any computer with an available FireWire or USB port.

Customers can purchase the enclosure only for $99.95 or full solutions with 80 GB to 500 GB of hard disk space starting at $139.99.

Each miniStack features a smart power switch so the drive turns on with your mini; a thermal probe that automatically regulates and varies fan speed according to the temperature; and an integrated 2-Port FireWire and 3-Port USB 2.0/1.1 hub for additional devices. The dimensions of the miniStack™ are 6.5" x 6.5" x 1.5".

The miniStack line utilizes the latest Oxford 911+ chipset in a custom FireWire/USB 2.0 bridge for unrivaled performance and reliability. And, if one miniStack isn't enough, you can add more to your 'stack' for all the storage space and ports desired.

OWC Reduces Prices on 'Value Done Right' FireWire Line

PR: Other World Computing (OWC) has lowered prices on its Neptune "Value Done Right" FireWire line and expanded it with a new 320 GB version.

Neptune DriveThe new pricing is:

  • 80 GB 7200 RPM with 2 MB data buffer, $105.99
  • 120 GB 7200 RPM with 8 MB data buffer, $134.99
  • 160 GB 7200 RPM with 8 MB data buffer, $149.99
  • 200 GB 7200 RPM with 8 MB data buffer, $164.99
  • 250 GB 7200 RPM with 8 MB data buffer, $189.99
  • 320 GB 7200 RPM with 8 MB data buffer, $239.99

"Who doesn't want to pay less for more? These Neptune solutions wrap the same premium Oxford 911 bridge solution and heavy-duty power supply used in our top-rated high-end Mercury Elite FireWire product in a value-based design," said Larry O'Connor, president of OWC. "These high-performance solutions have a great look and get the job done whether it be editing audio or video files, playing music, backing up your important files or just adding badly needed storage."

The drives ship with all FireWire cables, Intech HD SpeedTools, and EMC/Dantz Retrospect Backup, and are supported by a one-year OWC warranty. Each one measures 1.5" x 9" x 5.5" and weighs less than three pounds.

The price also has been reduced to $139.95 on the OWC Neptune DVR-109 FireWire solution. This agile drive has burn speeds of up to 16x for DVD±R and up to 40x for CD-R. Each one ships with NTI Dragonburn, EMC/Dantz Retrospect Backup, five pieces of DVD-R media, 25 pieces of CD-R media and all cables. All drives are covered by a one-year OWC warranty.

DiskGO! Portable Hard Drive with Card Reader, USB Hub

Disk Go! EdgePR: The DiskGO! 3.5" Portable Hard Drive with Multi Card Reader & USB 2.0 Hub is a fast, convenient way to backup and store all of your important files, digital photos, and songs. It's the ultimate 3-in-1 product for consumers using multiple types of flash cards for digital cameras, camcorders, music players, and other digital devices. In addition to its portable storage and multi card reader functionalities, this product provides 2 additional USB ports! With transfer rates up to 480 Mbps, this hard drive can back-up an entire notebook or desktop computer in just minutes. Don't risk losing thousands of dollars worth of work, years of cherished photos, or more!

Product Versions Availability Price

  • 80 GB Portable Hard Drive with Reader & USB Hub, $154.95
  • 120 GB Portable Hard Drive with Reader & USB Hub, $179.95
  • 160 GB Portable Hard Drive with Reader & USB Hub, $199.95
  • 250 GB Portable Hard Drive with Reader & USB Hub, $249.95
  • 400 GB Portable Hard Drive with Reader & USB Hub, $439.95

Features/Benefits:

  • STYLE: Brushed aluminum cover, providing protection and cooling, with blue data access LED
  • USE: USB 2.0 (backwards compatible to USB 1.1)
  • Plug 'n Play! - no need to restart
  • Hot-Swappable - allows for quick and easy insertion and removal
  • SPEED: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Transfer rate up to 480 Mbps
  • POWER: External AC power supply (universal switching type)
  • EXTRAS: Includes mounting base, external AC power adapter, and USB cable
  • COMPATIBILITY: PC & Mac (10.x+) Compatible
  • SUPPORT: 1 year warranty & toll-free technical support

Technical Specifications:

  • Universal Serial Bus(USB) Port 2.0, backwards compatible to USB 1.1
  • Operating System Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP, and Macintosh OS 10x or later
  • Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mb/second
  • Power Supply AC input: 100VAC to 240VAC
  • DC output: +5V/+12V
Link: Disk Go! Edge

OWC Releases 1 Terabyte FireWire 800 RAID Drive

Mercury Elite-AL ProPR: Other World Computing (OWC) has new a way to store up to 1 Terabyte of data in a chic, stylish package.

Immediately available, the new 1 TB Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID Dual Drive is:

  • Stylish - its silver shell was designed with the new Apple G5's in mind, but will dress up any computer,
  • Smart - covered by a two-year warranty; includes Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup, Intech Hard Disk Speed Tools and all connecting cables,
  • Reliable - custom Oxford 912 FireWire 800 1394b-based chipset gives it high performance, and
  • Priced right - just $979.99.

"We live in a digital world," said Larry O'Connor, president of Other World Computing. "So much of what we do is electronic and important. We want to keep it all. But the fact is, computers have limited space. Our new drive upgrades you from a studio apartment to a four-bedroom penthouse in terms of space and quality."

OWC also is making immediately available 500 GB single bay versions of the Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800:

  • OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 400 + USB 2.0 Combo, $499.99
  • OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400, $519.99
  • OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0, $529.99

Drives in capacities of 80 to 800 GB and priced from $129.99 also are available. Give any Elite-AL the toughest audio or video project. It can handle it.

G5 Drive Bracket Team Anniversary Special

PR: The G5 Drive Bracket Team have announced their 1-Year Anniversary Special. Over the past year we have helped G5 owners all over the world install additional storage in their machines with our low cost solution.

To celebrate the anniversary, they will be selling the G5 Drive Bracket for only $75 (with free ground shipping - US only) until July 31, 2005, a savings of $20 over the standard price (including shipping). Worldwide shipping is available for $25.

Additionally, to celebrate the iTunes Music Store Milestone (half a billion songs sold), 1 in every 10 customers who purchase a G5 Drive Bracket between July 19, 2005 and July 31, 2005 will win a $20 iTunes Gift Certificate!

If you have been looking for the right time to install additional storage inside your G5, now is the time. The bracket allows you to install up to three additional drives inside your Power Mac G5.

MaxConnect Allows 9 Hard Drives Inside Power Mac G5

MaxConnectPR: MaxConnect is an internal hard disk drive mounting solution that allows seven additional hard disk drives to be installed in a G5 Power Mac system. The MaxConnect consists of two mounting assemblies. An Optical Drive Bay Disk Drive mounting assembly enables four hard disk drives to be mounted in the Optical Drive Bay of the G5 Power Mac. A MaxConnect CPU Bay Disk Drive Mounting Assembly enables installing three hard disk drives in the CPU bay of the G5 Power Mac .

With the MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution, a G5 Power Mac can house a total of nine disk drives internally, which enables the system to boot from one drive and allows the rest of the eight drives to be RAIDed (Striped RAID 0) to offer an 8x speed increase in the data transfer rate compared to a single drive G5 Power Mac. Sustained data transfer rates up to 500 MB/sec can be achieved by striping the hard disk drives using Mac OS X built-in RAID software utility on G5 Power Mac Systems with PCI-X slots.

The MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution provides a practical, cost effective, and space saving solution for G5 Power Mac internal storage expansion without sacrificing the data transfer rate. A total of seventeen hard disk drives (nine disk drives internally and eight disk drives externally) can be connected to a G5 Power Mac system, producing a 16x performance increase in sustained data transfer rate.

The MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution ships with power cables.

MacShield Enhanced Edition

PR: MacShield Enhanced Edition is the next generation of hard drive configuration protection software specifically designed to protect Apple computers from harmful and erroneous changes to the system image and hard drive. A simple reboot restores the computer to the originally established pristine configuration.

MacShield Enhanced Edition takes the proven protection of the Foundation Series MacShield product even further. Like MacShield, MacShield Enhanced Edition is designed to clear Apple computers of unwanted changes such as downloads or deletions, system settings changes, and even installed programs. Upon reboot, all changes disappear, and the computer is restored to its original configuration. Now, exclusively in MacShield Enhanced Edition, should users need to permanently save information to a protected machine, a "Persistent Storage" space can be set up at install. In this space, documents, emails and other information can be saved, remaining unharmed and constant upon reboot.

MacShield Enhanced Edition operates as a buffer zone, allowing users to experiment without penalty or permanency. Changes are written to this buffer zone instead of the hard drive, so system files will never be modified. This provides the ultimate in safety, flexibility and unrestricted access. Additionally, although viruses are not a major concern on the Macintosh platform, users have an extra layer of certainty that no future malware will penetrate the system hard drive. MacShield Enhanced Edition protects the integrity of a systems configuration without fault.

MacShield Enhanced Edition benefits:

Minimize computer maintenance

There is no longer a need to spend a great deal of time restoring systems that have been affected by changes, deletions and downloads.

Provide a consistent configuration:

All system changes are eliminated upon reboot, unless saved to the Persistent Storage space, so the original configuration remains constant.

Unrestricted access:

  • Stealth Mode provides undetectable protection, and eliminates attempts to bypass or negate security.
  • Users are free to explore the entire system without permanently committing changes.

Easy installation and administration:

  • Utilizes standard Apple Installer
  • Can be deployed using Apple Remote Desktop.

Defined user(s) Home Folders are persistent:

  • Defined User changes and data is retained and unaffected by reboot.
  • Users not specifically defined have unrestricted system use, but all changes will be eliminated.

Includes an excellent maintenance package:

  • Annual maintenance includes in-version updates, on-line knowledge base, unlimited toll-free and email technical support, as well as in-version patches and fixes.

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4.

MacShield Enhanced Edition is $59.99.

ForensicDECK Read Only FireWire 800 Forensic Station

PR: The ForensicDECK is the Forensic hard drive examination station is designed with potability and compatibility in mind. ForensicDECK allows users to access a wide range of Hard Drives including: 3.5" IDE Hard Drive, 2.5" IDE (notebook) Hard Drives, and 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA hard drives) with read only/write protect function; the write disable feature had been incorporated into our ForensicDECK to prevent accidental altering HDD content. Base on FireWire 800 THE technology. ForensicDECK is capable of transferring data at 800 Mbps (100 MB/sec) a speed equivalent to transferring a 1 GB file within 10 seconds. The ForensicDECK fully supports hot plug, hot swap with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Our ForensicDECK is equipped with two trays 3.5" IDE tray and SATA tray to accommodate P-ATA and S-ATA hard drives, also including in ForensicDECK a 2.5" (notebook) HDD converter kit for examining 2.5" hard drives without addition equipment or hardware needed.

Key Features

  • Write disabled - Prevents altering hard drive content
  • Dual Drive with removable hard drive trays
  • Supports IDE, and/or SATA drives
  • Support 3.5" Hard drive or 2.5" (notebook) hard drives
  • High performance FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 compatible)
  • DirectAir drive trays - Forces air to ensure Hard Drive temperature and stay cool even in 24/7 operation.
  • ATA-5; ATA-6 compatibility - works with ALL IDE drives.
  • SATA compatibility - works with ALL SATA drives.
  • Wide Range AC Input - No accident of wrong AC input
  • Driverless with Windows 2K, XP, Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 (1394a), OS X (1394b) and Linux.
  • And lots more...

ForensicDECK allows Forensic Investigators to examine either 3.5 inch IDE HDD, 2.5 inch notebook Hard drive or Serial ATA Hard drives with ease: Drop into Tray, Insert and Ready.

Built-in FireWire 800 / 1394b ForensicDECK can transfer data up to 800 Mbps and is fully hot plug hot swap capable with driverless use with the following OS: Mac, Windows and Linux.

To ensure the hard drives stay cool while being examination, our ForensicDECK features DirectAir (patent pending) technology to ensure hard drive temperatures only above ambient temperature (8°C at max), and this allows no accidental threat of thermal runaway problems.

Specification

  • Model Part Number ForensicDECK - A read only HHD forensic station, support for 3.5", 2.5", IDE and 3.5" SATA Hard Drives
  • System Architecture Build-in 1394b with READ only feature
  • Forensic Features Read Only Function
  • Write Function Disable
  • Disk Bus Interface ATA5 - ATA 6 Hard Drive
  • Serial ATA Hard Drive
  • 3.5 or 2.5 (NoteBook) format HDD
  • Host Bus Interface: FireWire 800/ 1394b (1394a compatibel); transfer up to 800Mbps
  • Software Drivers Driverless - Windows® 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP (Multi R/W) Linux MAC OS 9.2 or higher
  • 2x 1394b ; 1x Universal AC receptical
  • Enviromental Operating Temperature: +5 C to +40 C
  • Humidity: 15-80%, non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: 0 C to 70 C
  • Storage Humidity: 5-90%, non-condensing
  • Electrical 90 to 260 VAC 50/60Hz autoswitch

Price: $979.99

CPU Director Changes Cache & CPU Clock Speed on PowerLogix Upgrades

PR: CPU Director allows you to view and configure the cache and processor clock speed settings on your PowerLogix upgrade card. The included utilities allow you to enable or disable the cache "on the fly", change the speed at which your backside cache operates and automatically enable the cache at this speed at boot time. If your upgrade uses an IBM 750FX or 750GX processor, you can also change the processor clock speed "on the fly" as well as the speed at which to set the processor when rebooting. There are also options to disable speculative access (a problem with OldWorld machines that originally did not ship with a G3 or G4 processor) and enable dynamic power management. Finally, if your upgrade uses multiple-processors, and you are running Mac OS X, you can view and change these settings on a per-processor basis.

New in this version:

  • Added support for OS X 10.4.2.
  • Added DFS support.

System requirements:

  • Mac OS 9.x, or Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher (Tiger compatible)
  • PowerLogix upgrade card
Link: Downloads, PowerLogix

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