Anyone have this SanDisk SSD drive in their Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dmk1974, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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  2. campuscop2003 macrumors newbie

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    I just put that same exact SSD in my mini this morning, no issues at all, reinstalled mac os x from internet recovery and restored everything via time machine. Def faster than the stock 5400rpm HD. Even though I have only had the drive in for one day its been awesome so far.
     
  3. jljue macrumors regular

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    I don't have the Extreme version, but the Ultra 240 GB SSD that I put in my Late 2008 MBP is definitely a step up from the Apple SSD that I had in there for a short time, until I moved it to the 2009 Mac Mini. The Extreme should be really well matched for the newer Macs that support 6Gbps transfer rates. Sandisk is a good flash memory manufacturer, so I don't anticipate any problems from them on the SSD's. If given the opportunity, I'll probably go the Extreme version on future Macs, although I still like my Ultra for its low power consumption. From the tests that I've seen online, the power consumption of the Extreme isn't bad at all, which really doesn't matter as much in most desktop situations anyway--it's still better than a HDD.
     
  4. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    I have the previous-gen Ultra 120GB as well, and it works great.
     
  5. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The one I ordered is out for delivery today. I'll try to carve out some time this weekend to get it installed and report back.
     
  6. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I just got done performing the surgery of replacing the stock 500gb 5400rpm HDD with the Sandisk 120gb SSD. Man it's fast! On BlackMagic DiskTest, I went from about 75 write/75 read to 149 write/435 read!
     

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