2010 MacMini, add 2nd drive? Who done it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by LeandrodaFL, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

    LeandrodaFL

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    Who here has replaced the optical drive in a 2010 Macmini for another Drive/SSD? Did you use the actual cable from the optical drive?

    2) I happen to have a sata cable from OWC data doubler (originally intendet for 2011 MacMini). Would this cable work as well?

    3) How do I properlly secure the drive inside the Mini? Is it ok to leave it hanging?
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    A piece of advice don't do it. If your optical drive works that mini has a lot of resale value due to the optical drive. I have modded upgraded and purchased hundreds of minis. The 2010 mini can run snow leopard natively and has a cd player this means more money.

    I can sell a 2010 mini on ebay faster then a 2011. If you are running mountain lion on your 2010 mini and not snow leopard and you do not want the cd player you basically you consider selling the machine and buying a 2011 or a 2012.
     
  3. javisan macrumors regular

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    Hi, can you share how to updrade the hard drive to an SSD drive? Thanks!
     
  4. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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