2 drives in every 2011+ Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Beliblis, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Beliblis macrumors regular

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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!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. AppliedMicro macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. Beliblis thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Beliblis thread starter macrumors regular

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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?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  7. Beliblis thread starter macrumors regular

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    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?
     

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