2014 Mac mini (non-fusion) Data Doubler?

surfnode

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Is it possible to use the OWC Data Doubler (dual drives) in the 2014 (non-fusion) Mac mini? Currently my parents machine is using a USB3 external drive housing an SSD to run MacOS.

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RyanXM

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Is it possible to use the OWC Data Doubler (dual drives) in the 2014 (non-fusion) Mac mini? Currently my parents machine is using a USB3 external drive housing an SSD to run MacOS.

Thanks
The 2014 only has one internal SATA connector. The other internal connector is for a PCIe SSD. You can find a compatible 128GB PCIe SSD for $90-$100 on eBay. 256GB will run around $160-$190. If you need the PCIe cable, there are plenty of sellers on eBay that sell the cable, such as this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263925211622
 

treekram

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Is it possible to use the OWC Data Doubler (dual drives) in the 2014 (non-fusion) Mac mini? Currently my parents machine is using a USB3 external drive housing an SSD to run MacOS.

Thanks
If your intention is to add a 2.5" SATA drive to a 2014 Mini which already has one, this cannot be done. As mentioned in the previous post, if the 2014 Mini does not currently have a PCIe SSD, you can add one - either a used Apple PCIe SSD or a 3rd-party SSD (requires an adapter), as discussed in this thread (which I started):
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/using-a-standard-m-2-pcie-nvme-ssd-in-the-2014-mini.2118732/
 
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