memory and HD limit for 1.83 Core duo mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by acrahm, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    anyone know what the memory and HD limit i can upgrade this machine to? thanks!
     
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    Chad H

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    If I'm not mistaken its 320GB of HD and 2GB of RAM. I have 2GB of RAM and a 7200 RPM 160GB HD in my mini and that bastard is a little screamer for what it is.
     
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    flopticalcube

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    Cave Man

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    It can take two 1 gig PC5300 SO-DIMMs and it can take a 500 gig hard drive internally (the largest currently available), and a hell of a lot larger than that externally. I have two 1 TB drives connected to mine. A firewire media drive and a USB Time Machine drive.

    If you want to hack it, you can attach an internal SATA cable to an eSATA port out the back, and connect it to a 1 TB 3.5" eSATA drive. Of course, you lose your internal drive doing this and you'll only get 1.5 gbps, since that's what the controller can do.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for all the help guys! if i have an extra 500 gb external (usb) is there a need to upgrade the 80gb internal on the mini?
     
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    Chad H

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    It just depends. With my 7200 Hitachi and my RAM my mini boots really fast. That said I never restart it. Its alway sleeps. Its just good to have when I am rendering photos in lightroom.
     
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    Cave Man

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    An internal drive will smoke any USB or firewire drive that you can connect to the Mini. Much faster read, write and random access times for most purposes.
     

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