Mac Mini HD upgrade

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  1. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    Whats the largest HD you can put in a Mac Mini i've heard people putting up to 200gb just not sure if its true and is it easy to do?
     
  2. colosodian macrumors member

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    the largest capacity 2.5" drive ive run into is 100GB.

    For 5400rpm speeeds, Seagate makes one, Hitatchi makes one, Toshiba makes one.
     
  3. witness macrumors 6502

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    I've seen a 120GB drive, haven't seen any shops with it yet though.

    The cheapest solution is an external drive (USB2 or FireWire) as long as you don't mind the extra box you can get those up to around 400GB or even bigger if you don't mind an even bigger box.
     
  4. joshwest thread starter macrumors 65816

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    seagate 160gb

    well i purchased a 160gb usb2.0 (purchased it actually on mistake thought it was usb2.0/firewire) hd and im having trouble with my old g4 recognize it, ive tried disk utilty and still having trouble mounting it.. See what im trying to do i backup all my itunes off my old g4 500 onto the external so i can use it with my Mac Mini, got a steal on a stock one with 512 thrown in it.. What would you suggest get rid of the external that i bought on mistake and get a firewire one lacie or seagate, get a mini mate, or actually upgrade the internal?
     
  5. witness macrumors 6502

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    I had problems with a USB2 drive not working with my PowerBook, though that was probably a power issue because the device is bus powered. When I bought a new enclosure that had a FireWire connector the drive worked just fine.

    I can't say that it would fix your problem though, but it might.
     
  6. joshwest thread starter macrumors 65816

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    im reallying leaning towards throwing the hd on ebay like buy it now 99.99 its a 160 gb so it should go.. and just get a lacie. i like the mini mate but then again i want to tuck the hardrive underneath my desk
     
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    I have about 300 Gig on my Mac mini.
    Internal 80G plus 3 external firewire drives. I think the externals are faster than the internal. I bought 3 macally firewire enclosures for about $70 CDN each.
     
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    Here is a pic.
    Sorry for the delay.
     

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