Can i replace 2014 mac Mini harddrive to SSD with just a Tr6 Torx?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by applelover4u, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. applelover4u macrumors 6502

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    I have a project to replace the Late 2014 Mac Mini drive to a 120gb SSD .To replace the Late 2014 Mac Mini hard drive is it possible just to use the TR6 Torx to open the Mac mini and replace it or will i need the whole toolkit?

    Basically can i get by with just using the Tr6 Torx and the plastic opening tools?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    It depends on what you are doing;
    If you are replacing an existing HDD with a SATA 120 Gb SSD then:
    Tools
    Plastic Opening Tools
    Spudger
    TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver
    T9 Torx Screwdriver
    Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool

    If you are replacing an existing PCEi SSD with a PCEi 120 Gb SSD then:
    Tools
    Spudger
    TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver
    T5 Torx Screwdriver

    I got my information from ifixit:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Mac_Mini_Late_2014
     
  3. APPLENEWBIE macrumors 6502a

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    Here's another idea. I have a late 2014 Mini, 2.6, 8gb ram, HDD. It is SLOOOOW.

    I ordered and today received a Crucial 2.5"ssd which I cloned from the HDD and have attached to the mini via USB3. The mini is a whole new beast! Boot time went from 83 seconds to 32 seconds. Apps load much faster, finder more snappy. Very happy with this upgrade. I was considering a thunderbolt drive, but USB 3 is so much cheaper, and still very fast compared to the Mini's HDD. Me like....
     

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