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Old Dec 28, 2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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new mini upgrades ram ssd external storage

would these be good purchases for more memory and performance in the 2012 mac mini?

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC3-10...723054&sr=1-23

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-256GB-...6723054&sr=1-1

was planning on using the ssd to boot externally if someone can recommend a good enclosure?
also considering the 3tb seagate backup plus instead of the lacie little big disk in case I was going to go the thunderbolt route at a later time...any thoughts or suggestions??
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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The backup drive I use has been very good so far. It's a Seagate GoFlex drive + Thunderbolt adapter. The portable version is much cheaper, and provides adequate performance for Time Machine. I have a 2011 MBA though. In your situation, I'd just get the USB3 GoFlex drive. It gives you the freedom to switch adapters in the future if you ever have a need. Just to be clear though, the adapters it uses goes from SATA to port. It's quite good on performance.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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$179 at costco for a 4TB seagate backup plus that is a good price no?
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