2 drives in every 2011+ Mac Mini?

Beliblis

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Hi,

Just wondering: can every Mac Mini without optical drive hold 2 internal hard drives? Or is it just the "Server" models?

Thank you!
 

Intell

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Every Mac Mini can. It is currently unknown about the 2014 Mac Mini, but I would guess no for that model.
 

AppliedMicro

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You'll need the proper mounting kit/cable for the 2011 mini.

Mac mini 2014 was referred to as being PCIe based Flash in the Keynote, so probably just one SATA drive.
 

Intell

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Just so I understand this properly: Do all the 2012 MacMinis have the mounting kit/cable built-in, even the single HDD ones?
No, Mac Mini's only contain enough cables and such for the drives that are in them. Meaning; if there is only one hard drive in them, they do not have a spare cable for the second drive.
 

Beliblis

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No, Mac Mini's only contain enough cables and such for the drives that are in them. Meaning; if there is only one hard drive in them, they do not have a spare cable for the second drive.
OK, so I've found this hard drive kit:
http://www.amazon.com/iFixit-Mini-Dual-Hard-Drive/dp/B00BJ8U3OU

I know the Mac Minis have temperature sensors on both drives – but the above kit is missing that sensor, right?
All I know is that if a sensor gets damaged during HD replacement, the fans spin up during normal operation. Is the temperature sensor on the second drive mandatory?