Larger 2.5" drives, but how to clone

At home I have a Mac Mini as my Vista Media Center. My two upgrades I would like to do are: 1) CPU – E.g. http://www.o0o.it/mini/ 2) HDD – E.g. clone existing drive but make Windows partiion bigger Only 6 months ago I put in a 200gb drive which helped but soon I will probably…

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Results of upgrading my Mac Mini HDD, cloning, partitioning to maintain Vista setup

I spent the weekend, amongst other things  upgrading my mac mini hard-drive from the standard 80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive to a Toshiba GB (note: 20GB must remain for MacOSX when using Bootcamp) MK2035GSS 4200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA/150 Notebook Hard Drive. I’m also thinking, at some point, of upgrading the CPU to…


Vista RC2 installs

Having waited for RC2 to arrive to sort out my Media Center woes on my Mac Mini, it was worth it. A combination of Bootcamp 1.1.1, Vista build 5744 (available a day earlier than I had anticipated) and Sigmatel installation (forced copy from Bootcamp XP drivers CD) saw my problems on gone (stuttering etc). It…

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Mac Mini Rc1 Update

At home my Mac Mini is still running RC1. The video problem is being investigated (triaged) by the internal team and Im confident of success – it currently looks like it may be network adapter driver related. I tried various things to see if they would work but the video playback of previously recorded MCE…


Mac Mini Vista Media Center Update

I’m very excited about the new release of Vista. Having bought a lovely Maxtor Mini 100Gb drive and backed up my work and personal machines I’m ready to take the plunge on all fronts to RC1. Unfortunately last night I discovered that Bootcamp assistant (1.1) beta from Apple would appear to rely on the EFI…