HDD Do you need the black tape on the HD in a 2011 Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    o I am swapping out the HDD in my 2011 Mini? but do I need that black tape that came around the stock drive, I ripped mine when taking it off of the original drive besides it does not stick well on the new HDD?
     
  2. MJL macrumors 6502a

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    It keeps the dirt of the air intake off the PC board of a mechanical HDD and it has a little piece of tape to hold the connector. You can fashion something out of tape and some non-conductive plastic (don't use anti-static bags...)

    On the other hand if you are putting in a SSD then you do not need it, just a piece of tape to hold the connector in place.
     

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