1TB HDD in a mini??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by davemulheran, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. davemulheran macrumors regular

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    Has anyone put a 1TB 2.5 hdd in a mini??

    Any pro's or cons?

    was going to buy a 500GB 7200 drive but I am a bit out of touch, then googled and saw 1TB 2.5 drives are now available for only £140 GBP!
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Provided it can handle the 12.5 mm height, it would be fine.
     
  3. icanboogie macrumors regular

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    I think the Mini cannot hold 12.5 mm hard drives, but only 9.5 mm.

    I have not seen any of the latter with more than 500 GB, but I would love to be proven wrong.:)
     
  4. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    The Mini can handle a 12.5mm HDD....there just won't be any air spare between it and the SuperDrive. With that said, the 750GB and 1TB WDs run at 5200RPM so heat shouldn't be an issue.
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Probably a lot easier and cheaper to FW 800 a drive off the back. And since conventional hard drives will never saturate the SATA bus, any speed difference is negligible.
     
  6. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Not much cheaper for FW800, sad to say, always assuming that the OP has one of the newer Minis with that interface. I have always found (e)SATA to be much faster than FW800 in real life than even the benchmarks might suggest.
     
  7. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Don't think the drives are shipping just yet, a couple more weeks...
    I'm getting one for my OWC Mercury On-The-Go enclosure :)
     

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