2014 Mac Mini tear down information inside

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  1. rrl, Oct 20, 2014
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  2. balamw Moderator

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    Just a placeholder link, no info there yet.

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  3. rrl thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Title used the word "almost". What part didn't you understand?
     
  5. rrl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I changed the title after I realized the link was just a placeholder. My fault, not theirs.
     
  6. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Ah, got it :)

    It will be here soon!
     
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  9. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    But is the Ram soldered on the high end core i5/Core i7 as well?

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    And, correct me if I am wrong, but does not this one seem much more "modular"? Meaning easy to tear down to, say, upgrade the SSD without breaking 500 little tiny wires?????????
     
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    We started with a base model Mac mini with a fresh install of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The 2014 Mac mini ships with the same build of Yosemite as the general release (14A389). All benchmarks were ran today. Below is the Mid-2011 (Macmini5,1), Late-2012 (Macmini6,1), and the Late-2014 (Macmini7,1). As you can see on the new Mac mini, the single-core performance is greater, multi-core is in between the 5,1 and 6,1 models.
     
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    I admire your optimism.
     
  12. wlossw macrumors 65816

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    So its cheaper and its got better graphics. The I5 model is an actual upgrade for most users...

    Unfortunately I was looking forward to a multi-core boost on the quad core, or at least a price drop for comparable performance and that's not going to happen.
     
  13. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    I just ordered the base config and a 120 GB SSD. Both should arrive within three days, we'll see how easy / hard it is to change the HDD to an SSD.
     
  14. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    LOL! Yes, I am that :)

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    I'll be watching. Did you get the PCIe SSD or the SATA SSD to install?
     
  15. scoobdriver macrumors member

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    Security Screws & PCIe

    I have the midrange (1TB HDD) on its way from the apple store (UK)

    I also have a couple of spare 128GB pcie SSD's from macbooks (will one of these fit giving me a 1TB fusion drive? )

    Anybody know what the security screws are T6 torx / pentelope or something else ?
     
  16. AnalyzeThis macrumors 6502

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    No rush

    I had some hopes, but the timing combined with Intel Broad-not-so-well delay were not very favorable, so no surprise we got this mini-mess.

    I would hang on to my hack for another year or two until "SkyLake" version is out.;)
     
  17. schopaia macrumors member

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  18. hallux macrumors 68030

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    As I noted in one of the other threads... YES. I have access to Apple's service catalog, the exploded view of the system shows logic board part numbers indicating the "high-end" i5 and i7 models with different RAM capacities, indicating that the RAM is part of the logic board assembly.
     
  19. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    So from the pics this is the bottom base model? Where would/does a pci-e storage stick go? Also it say's it only has one single sata interface and yet can connect two internal storage devices...explain?
     
  20. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Look at the photos in the teardown. There is a presumed PCIe connector shown.
     
  21. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Looks like the saving grace is that you can add an SSD (PCIe blade-style, same as other Macs) down the road, since the socket exists even on the base model. And disassembly looks very easy as long as you don't care about your warranty. Don't even need the special u-shaped tool that previous generations needed.

    Too bad there aren't any aftermarket SSD's that will work yet, but you could replace the HDD with a 7mm SATAIII unit as long as you get the new T6 security Torx bit.
     
  22. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Way cool! This is good news! I hated that U shaped tool situation. Wouldn't this SSD fit??? I think it would!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/331341879304?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
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  24. Tough Guy, Oct 20, 2014
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    *edit*

    Looks extremely difficult. I'd be too worried that I'd break something. Not worth the risk, imo.
     

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