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Tony Resta
Mar 27, 2013, 05:43 AM
Hello.

I did a bit of research already on this but just wanted to confirm it with you guys :)

I'm getting the Mac Mini (Late '12) with a 1TB 5400rpm drive and i'm planning to swap that with a fusion drive from a 3rd party. Since this isn't Windows i have no idea how to go around installing Mountain Lion on the new hard drive too.

I know there's an internal recovery but this will be on a new harddrive so the recovery partition won't be there. Is there a way to create a install disk (dvd or usb)?

Thanks.



maflynn
Mar 27, 2013, 05:48 AM
Apple also provides an internet recovery to be used for those occasions where there is no recovery partition.

Hit command-R on startup like you would do to get into the recovery partition and the Mac will prompt you to do an internet recovery.

Here's apple's KB article (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4718) on this

Tony Resta
Mar 27, 2013, 05:50 AM
Apple also provides an internet recovery to be used for those occasions where there is no recovery partition.

Hit command-R on startup like you would do to get into the recovery partition and the Mac will prompt you to do an internet recovery.

Here's apple's KB article (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4718) on this

Thanks! That's perfect.

Fishrrman
Mar 27, 2013, 09:52 AM
"I'm getting the Mac Mini (Late '12) with a 1TB 5400rpm drive and i'm planning to swap that with a fusion drive from a 3rd party."

You realize that a "fusion drive" is NOT "a single drive" that you can swap out, but is actually TWO drives?
An SSD -and- an HDD?
And that in factory Minis, the HDD portion of the fusion drive is already the 1tb 5400rpm drive that comes inside?

If you want a fusion drive, all you want to do is ADD an SSD to the 5400rpm HDD that is already inside...