Largest internal HD install? What size?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by eddiesudz, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me what's the largest internal drive they've installed in a Mini? Or.... should I just go with a large external USB drive and keep the Mini stock?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I believe the largest 2.5" drive is 750GB right now, I dont believe it's a drive size limitation it's merely platter density that we wait on to get more storage.
     
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    ebd.i.am

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    philipma1957

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    the largest is 1tb by samsung newegg has it for 104
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Ah at least I wasnt adamant about it and have to eat some crow on that one :).
     
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    sjinsjca

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    Just remember to scale your backup solution accordingly. You need a backup drive at least twice as big as the summed disks you're backing up. Ideally, you'd have two and use them alternately.
     
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    cocacolakid

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    Before anyone orders a 1TB 2.5" HD, note that it has to be 9.5 mm. The 12.5 mm HD's are too large to fit in a Mini. The 1TB 2.5" HD's have been all 12.5 mm's but new 9.5 mm's are now available. READ WHAT YOU ARE ORDERING CAREFULLY so you do not buy the wrong size HD. The New Egg link posted above has both sizes available. You do not want the 12.5 mm HD's if you are putting them in a Mini.
     
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    philipma1957

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    correct

    owc has it:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Samsung/HNM101MBB/

    amazon has it

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SpinP...LTBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311417939&sr=8-1


    superbiiz has it

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php...MBB-2-5-inch-1TB-SATA2-5400rpm-8MB-Hard-Drive


    newegg has it correct link

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291&Tpk=samsung m101mbb


    I have two I tested in an owc raid0 case like this they are nice

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEQMH0GBK/
     
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    vastoholic

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    I've been trying to read through the tear downs. Is the extra space available to hold two standard 9.5mm HDD's or will the heat be an issue. I just never wanted to spend the money on a SSD for the small space it offers. I might think about just as a boot up disk at least and put the 1 TB inside as well.
     

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