1TB SSD vs MacMini with Fusion Drive Dilema

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by LeandrodaFL, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Currently, I have a MacMini 2010 core duo 2 2.4ghz with m320 graphics and 750GB HDD. I want to upgrade it to 1TB SSD, and apparenly my only option is a OWC 1TB SSD for $1200

    But with $1200 I can get a NEW high-end MacMini 2012 with quad-core ivy bridge, intel HD4000 and 1TB Fusion Drive and 16GB of memory

    But I LOVE Snow Leopard and I happen to use the optical drive all the time for playing home made DVDs....

    What do I do??????
  2. teohyc macrumors regular


    May 24, 2007
    Get the Fusion plus external DVD player. You'll save more.
    1TB SSD is a bit extreme unless you do a lot of read and writes constantly.
  3. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    Get a new Mini as teohyc suggested.

    If you have apps you need to use on Snow Leopard keep the Snow Leopard machine for running those apps. Maybe even put a low capacity SSD in the old Mac Mini and hook up an external HDD. The old mini would be quite useful as a HTPC or a secondary machine.
  4. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Orlando, FL
  5. Cisco_Kid macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2005
    British Columbia
    Ten minutes of searching on google and you will have Snow Leopard working on the 2012 mini...

    PM me if you need some files patched, I will hook you up.
  6. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Put Snow Leopard on the Mini and buy a SuperDrive?
  7. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    thanks for the replies, buying the 1TB SSD today would be stupid. I hope this move from Apple help bring 1TB SSD prices down. If I could fit 2x SSDs in my current MacMini, I would defenetly put 2x 480GB, but I like having a internal optical drive.

    Regarding Snow Leopard, I always heard it was impossible to install it on new Macs because of drivers. Anyway, I would probably modifiy Mountain Lion to make it look more like Snow Leopard, by installing TotalSpaces and other apps.

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