2007 Mini HD Upgrade Options.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Flybye, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Flybye macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    So I've been doing plenty of research reading around about upgrading my little 80gb drive to something bigger, and I think I'm almost ready for it. I have the the 1.5gb SATA interface, and I was thinking of going with one of the Seagates, and making sure that it has the little 3.0gb/1.5gb jumper. I'd just like to confirm from some of you guys if you know:

    1) Is the little jumper option necessary? Has anyone tried sticking in a 3.0gb SATA HD without the little jumper and had it working fine?

    2) Is it best to stick to a specific manufacturer when it comes to HD options as far as compatibility is concerned? I really like Seagate due to all the bad luck I've had with Western Digital and some others.

    3) Do these Mini's have any type of size limitation? Am thinking about going to a 320 or 500gb. If a firmware update is needed, I have no fear in doing so. :)

    Thanks guy! :)
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    1. I think 3Gb/s SATA is backwards compatible so 3GB/s SATA HD works flawlessly with 1.5GB/s interface.

    2. Seagate and Western Digital are both popular here

    3. At least I haven't heard
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Any of the SATA drives will work. You can put up to 750 gb in there (and soon 1 tb).
  4. Flybye thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    Thanks guys! At least I don't have to worry too much about HD upgrades, anymore.

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