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What USB 3.0 HDDs work properly with an Ivy Bridge Mini?

727 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 7:16 PM by den.thed RSS
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)

    You also want to consider how you format the disc affects what you can use it with:

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3003

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,325 points)

    Stephen Throop wrote:

     

    If disconnecting the power resets the SMC of an Intel, I've done it every time I shut off the surge supressor.  He had me press the start button with the power disconnected.  I wonder if that did more than resetting the SMC.

     

    No switching off the Surge Protector is not exactly the same.

     

    Pressing the power button helps to drains off residual power and allows the Port Overload Protection to reset.

     

    If your are switching off the Surge Protector, STOP because that could be exactly why you are having SMC, USB and other power related problems.

     

    In fact it is better to leave the power on and sleep a Mac 24-7, than it is to shutdown and switch off the power or whatever it is that your doing...? 

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,325 points)

    Glad to here that you sorted out your mouse problem.

     

    No worries, that is because you only get 2 Helpful and 1 Solved button for each thread that you start.

     

    Enjoy your new Mac Mini and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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