new mini upgrades ram ssd external storage

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2011
    would these be good purchases for more memory and performance in the 2012 mac mini?

    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


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    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

    Oct 8, 2011
    $179 at costco for a 4TB seagate backup plus that is a good price no?

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