Over the years, we've installed hundreds of SSD drives into Mac minis.
It's always a great upgrade and can make an old mini feel like new again. Of course iFixit has all the Mac mini upgrade tutorials you'd need and the process isn't as horrible as it seems at first. When you've done it enough times and have the right tools, the process takes less than a couple minutes.
Since we've installed so many different drives and brands over the years, we have experience with their longevity and some potential issues. I thought I'd write a few of these lessons we've learned in case it helps others:.
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So i just picked up a late Mac mini. Dual core 2. It has 16gb of ram and gb regular hard drive. It was in mint condition and it was only dollars.
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Thought it was a really good deal but I want to update the hard drive to ssd. Does anyone have any recommendations on which one to choose. Thanks guys!
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MacManiac76 macrumors Apr 21, 1, White Mntns, Arizona. Check Crucial. Is this one on sale at Best Buy any good? MacManiac76 said:.
Nov 9, 1, Honolulu HI. Both have 5-year warranties. If you're not familiar with replacing the disk in the Mini, please ask - there are certain things you should know before doing it. DeltaMac macrumors G3. Jul 30, 9, 2, Delaware. I just finished two last week, both with Crucial MX I formatted the HDD, and it serves duty as an internal time machine backup. Reactions: tennisproha. You can also get a hdd doubler kit, essentially a 2nd sata cable for that Mini if you wanted to add a 2nd drive.
OWC sales these cables. They just stack on top of each other in the mini. It's a decent idea if you plan on keeping it for a while or putting a GB to 2TB laptop drive in there for extra storage. Azeroth1 macrumors regular. Apr 20, I bought the go Samsung evo for bucks on eBay. Thanks everyone.