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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:48 AM   #1
Stitch30
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Question about hard drives in new Mini

The wait for the new iMac is killing me and I'm still undecided if I wait longer or just buy a mini.

My question is : what would be your advice about the hard drives in the mini ? Should I go with the Fusion Drive or just put the regular 1tb drive and wait to add a second ssd drive myself ? I've seen threads about installing a second drive in the mini but the process scares me a bit. Will I void the original waranty if I do this ?

Any advice is welcome guys.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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The wait for the new iMac is killing me and I'm still undecided if I wait longer or just buy a mini.

My question is : what would be your advice about the hard drives in the mini ? Should I go with the Fusion Drive or just put the regular 1tb drive and wait to add a second ssd drive myself ? I've seen threads about installing a second drive in the mini but the process scares me a bit. Will I void the original waranty if I do this ?

Any advice is welcome guys.
I would say adding a second ssd drive would be the best choice, there are zillions of videos showing how to do it. So does fusion drive installation.
Simply get the ssd and regular drive going is a way to go also. I do not think
Apple would void warranty just to add drive.
If you can come up with Fusion drive apple charges, then go for it. There is no way apple would void warranty if they do it for you.
My hind sight points me to install the drive yourself. It is your choice.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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I just spoke with the local Apple store on the phone and asked them that question. He checked and said (for what it's worth) that they will NOT void your warranty for adding a second drive; they simply wouldn't be able to warranty that drive (naturally).

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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Unless you break one of the connectors when doing it - Apple will not cover that damage and there have been enough reports of people doing it. Those connectors are fragile!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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Unless you break one of the connectors when doing it - Apple will not cover that damage and there have been enough reports of people doing it. Those connectors are fragile!
Yes, be careful. I damaged the one connector that handled the audio input and thunderbolt ports. It was a sad loss.
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