new mini upgrades ram ssd external storage

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by foofighters, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    would these be good purchases for more memory and performance in the 2012 mac mini?

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC3-1...?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356723054&sr=1-23

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-256GB...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356723054&sr=1-1

    was planning on using the ssd to boot externally if someone can recommend a good enclosure?
    also considering the 3tb seagate backup plus instead of the lacie little big disk in case I was going to go the thunderbolt route at a later time...any thoughts or suggestions??
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    The backup drive I use has been very good so far. It's a Seagate GoFlex drive + Thunderbolt adapter. The portable version is much cheaper, and provides adequate performance for Time Machine. I have a 2011 MBA though. In your situation, I'd just get the USB3 GoFlex drive. It gives you the freedom to switch adapters in the future if you ever have a need. Just to be clear though, the adapters it uses goes from SATA to port. It's quite good on performance.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $179 at costco for a 4TB seagate backup plus that is a good price no?
     

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