Adding 1TB 7200 HD as second drive

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

  1. talltodd macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2016
    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

    Jan 8, 2014
    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

    Nov 2, 2016
    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


    Apr 25, 2012
    If you have a fusion drive, you're already using both connectors on the board, you can't add a 3rd drive.
  5. talltodd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2016
  6. Partron22 macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2011
    Oooh! I'll have to take a new look at the market.
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009
    Just buy a USB3 drive of your choice, and plug it in.

    Problem solved.

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