does the AMD mac mini support a second harddrive?

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

  1. Hessel macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2011
    can you put a second harddrive in the AMD mac mini?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    What's an AMD mac mini?

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

    Nov 24, 2011
    to clarify. I mean the 2011 Mac Mini with AMD videocard.
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012

    djc6 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    If you're going the two HD route, I recommend this kit:

    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

    Mar 3, 2011
    Dagobah System
    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


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    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.


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

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