Buying a new Mac Mini - Need HDD advice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by meisterjager, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. meisterjager macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Hi guys!

    Inspired by MKBHD's Fastest Mac Mini YouTube series ( I'm looking at upgrading my 2008 MacBook to a new Mac Mini in the next month or so, and have a quick question about hard drives.

    Along with 8gb RAM from Crucial, I'm planning on putting in a mean old 240gb OCZ Vertex 3 SSD in the Mac Mini. Now my question is regarding the HDD the Mini ships with - can I put that HDD in my Macbook? Will there be any compatibility issues?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. kellythomas macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    Buying a new Mac Mini - Need HDD advice

    Yes, as long as it's a Serial ATA 2.5″ drive, should work in both. I would expect NO compatibility problems but I'd format the drive when I get it in the new machine.

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  3. meisterjager thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Yeah, I'll need to format the drive - here's hoping I can maybe create an image of Lion from the Mac Mini so I can upgrade HDD's and OS while I'm at it :)


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