BTO 256GB SSD...still room for an HD?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nerd, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. nerd
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    macrumors member

    May 15, 2004
    So I'm thinking of getting a Mac Mini and opting for the 256GB SSD. It's an extra $300, but that seems like a decent deal (at least by Apple gouging standards). It would probably cost me $225 to buy a drive and kit to install it myself. So I guess I'd basically be paying $75 plus the cost of a 1TB drive to keep my warranty and not potentially break something in my new computer.

    Anyway, I'm assuming the BTO 256GB SSD is just taking up one "spot" and isn't actually 2 128GB SSDs somehow masquerading as one drive. I'd like to make sure that I have the option of installing an internal hard drive or even another SSD sometime in the future. Does anyone know?
  2. BRyken
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    Jul 17, 2008
    I doubt its two 128GB hard drives, that wouldn't make sense so I'm sure you could add a 1TB as well.
  3. natesymer
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    macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    New Jersey
    I would go with an aftermarket SSD. They are much faster and reliable, plus you can get them for cheaper. For $300 you could get an aftermarket 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. You would just need OWC's data doubler for mac mini.
  4. Big Boss Man
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    macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2006
    It's a single 256GB SSD. There is room for another drive. That's what I got and I popped in a Seagate 750GB Hybrid drive in the second spot.

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