does the AMD mac mini support a second harddrive?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Hessel, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Hessel macrumors member

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    can you put a second harddrive in the AMD mac mini?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    What's an AMD mac mini?

    Oh, I get it... one with the AMD video card... yes.
     
  3. Hessel thread starter macrumors member

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    to clarify. I mean the 2011 Mac Mini with AMD videocard.
     
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Yes, though make sure to look up installation instructions online. (there are at least a couple videos on YouTube on installing a second hard drive in the current Mac mini)
     
  5. djc6, Oct 8, 2012
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    djc6 macrumors 6502

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    If you're going the two HD route, I recommend this kit:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIMM11D2/

    All of the parts, tools, instructions you'll need. Excellent price too - I didn't want to have to hunt down the correct rubber gromets, screws, tools, etc.. Everything for $45 + $3-$4 shipping plus a very detailed instruction guide, I doubt I could have done better.
     
  6. Adz76 macrumors member

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    Yes Indeed

    Yes you can, I did mine on friday night.

    I bought the kit mentioned above from OWC ( cable and tool kit ) as I couldn't get it easily in the UK.

    I have to say its worth the money and the addition of either an extra drive for either raid or a ssd boot drive is superb.


    There's not much room inside the Mini but its well worth the effort IMO.

    Go for it!
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    it will void warranty.
    of course if you can set it back to stock you might be able to cheat.
    it will run hot.
    it is not that easy .
    you can buy this
    as an alternative.
    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10599


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    now if you are very good at diy go for it. just be aware of the risk
     

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