Adding 1TB 7200 HD as second drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by talltodd, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. talltodd macrumors newbie

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    Thinking of doing this to a 2012 Mac mini (with a 1TB Fusion drive). Any potential issues with adding a 7200 rpm drive in the mini? Can the Macintosh HD partition be expanded to include the second drive easily? Thanks.
     
  2. iizmoo macrumors 6502

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    They make 2TB drives in 2.5" now. But why cheap out on a 1TB HDD? I got a 1TB SSD for $220 just last month.
     
  3. talltodd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I have a 1TB 7200 already lying around from another machine. I do need more than 1TB of storage though. So I could add my 1TB or spring for a 2TB drive.
     
  4. hallux macrumors 68020

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    If you have a fusion drive, you're already using both connectors on the board, you can't add a 3rd drive.
     
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  6. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Oooh! I'll have to take a new look at the market.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Just buy a USB3 drive of your choice, and plug it in.

    Problem solved.
     

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