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Pitsy
Jan 15, 2009, 06:01 AM
Morning

I have my shiny new Mac Mini, and whilst I think its fantastic. My main aim is to run Itunes and stream movie\tv shows to the multiple Apple TV's in my house.

To this end I need to upgrade the HDD

Can anyone please confirm if this drive is OK.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500-GB-Hitachi-0A53487-Travelstar-5K500-25-SATA-300-5400-rpm-8MB-Cache-12-ms

I am happy to then do a completly clean install of the OS and all of the relevant Apple Updates as I only really have this machine as an Itunes Server.

I would also like to increase the memoory to maximum, so any recomendations would be appreciated.

Any advice would as always be greatly appreciated.

Pitsy



BlueRevolution
Jan 15, 2009, 06:28 AM
Yeah, that hard drive should work just fine in your Mini. Seems like every time I turn around those little 2.5" drives are getting bigger...

For memory, Crucial (http://crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Mac%20mini%20%28Intel%20Core%202%20Duo%20-%202.0GHz%29) is always a good bet.

Hellhammer
Jan 15, 2009, 07:22 AM
Yeah, that hard drive should work just fine in your Mini. Seems like every time I turn around those little 2.5" drives are getting bigger...

For memory, Crucial (http://crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Mac%20mini%20%28Intel%20Core%202%20Duo%20-%202.0GHz%29) is always a good bet.

Yup they are getting bigger. Just announced 1TB SSD and 2TB 3.5" HDD

Pitsy
Jan 15, 2009, 07:29 AM
Thanks Guys

guess I am off to look at the tutorial to uopgrade my Mac Mini....

Nice little weekend project...

Pitsy