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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Will the 9.5mm 2.5 inch hard drives fit in a 2010 mini? Looking at a 1TB drive but noticed on OWC that they sell 7mm and 9.5mm drives. The 7mm only go up to 500GB but need a larger drive if possible. Don't want to use external. Tnks
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Yes, it should work. When I opened up my 2012 mini there was a 1TB 9.5 MM drive as standard equipment. One way to double check is to open up your mini and check the size of the current drive. 7MM drives are useful for really slim laptop installations. I think they started making 12.5MM drives, which may not fit.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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The Mac Mini has a 9.5mm hard drive inside, so yes.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses. Now to find a good price on a hard drive.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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If you need disk space, the 1TB WD Scorpio Blue, if you're rather interested in a little speed boost, the 750GB WD Scorpio Black. The price is about the same.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 04:09 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses. Now to find a good price on a hard drive.
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-WD75BKT

74 bucks 6 off = 68 bucks


plus 3 dollars to mail it
total of 71

use code 'yay9ers'
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Anyone know if snow leopard has trim? Might consider a 512gb ssd to help speed it up.
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Thanks for the replies. Anyone know if snow leopard has trim? Might consider a 512gb ssd to help speed it up.
OSX only enables TRIM by default for OEM SSD's. If you do install an SSD, use this http://www.groths.org/?page_id=322 to enable TRIM on your machine. If you are willing to spend the money, I'd go for the SSD. The speed differences are amazing.
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