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i am looking for an external hdd for my mini, one that matches it's footprint. I want to purchase from a canadian retailer so any info in regards to online stores or physical stores in the ottawa region would be appreciated.
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Last time I checked, MacDoc had the v2 miniStack for $95 or so empty, and could put a hard drive in it for you. I would have picked it up but wanted something funkier, not needing to match the Mac mini footprint.

There's a really cool one that's essentially just an external housing for any 3.5" HDD you want. It looks just like the mini and stacks underneath it. There's an even fancier one that gives you more ports too!

As seen here:
Mac mini memory, Mac mini hard drive, and Mac mini DVD upgrades at OtherWorldComputing.com
 

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I have a Newer Technology miniStack I purchased from MacDoc. Works wonderfully and looks great (I have a picture posted on flickr here). Mine's a first-gen machine. The newer ones also have ports on the side for easy access.
 

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Whichever one you choose, use the firewire connection, clone your internal drive to it and use it as your boot drive. The slow hard drives in minis (4300 rpm in first gens) is the biggest performance bottleneck. You will be amazed by the performance increase by moving to a 7200 rpm drive.
 

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Whichever one you choose, use the firewire connection, clone your internal drive to it and use it as your boot drive. The slow hard drives in minis (4300 rpm in first gens) is the biggest performance bottleneck. You will be amazed by the performance increase by moving to a 7200 rpm drive.
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thanks for all the feedback, i have come across a local vendor (down th block actually) who sell the lacie mini hubs, anyone used these or have any comments on tha one?
 
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