HDD Suggestions for 2011 mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wooddorf, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. wooddorf macrumors member

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    To replace the stock drive. I'm looking for 500gb, 7200rpm, reliability, between $50-$60 and please don't mention SSD's I don't need crazy speed just something a little better.

    (Search is not working for me)
     
  2. indg macrumors 6502

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    apple uses the 750gb variant of the wd scorpio black if you upgrade the hdd in the 2011 mini. here's the 500gb model.

    apple uses these seagate drives in the mini server.
     
  3. wooddorf thread starter macrumors member

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    Neither link is working for me
     
  4. indg macrumors 6502

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  5. wooddorf thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'm gonna go with the Momentus x2 since I was already considering those.
     
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I would buy a samsung or a wd 1tb.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136927


    these are faster then any 500gb 7200rpm drive in many conditions not all but many. this is due to the density of the platters.. If your 500gb hdd has more the 300gb on it and the 1tb has 300gb on it the 1tb will smoke the 500gb hdd.

    I also don't like seagate but that was when they came out with the 500gb hdd in 2009 it was a P.O.S.
     
  7. wooddorf thread starter macrumors member

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    :eek: I am getting 2 drives for 50-60 dollars each not 110 each :D
     

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