Well, I have had my 2012 quad-core Mac Mini for seven months now (2.3 GHz Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM), and I am wondering if I should replace the stock 1 TB hard drive with one of those hybrid drives? I've been seeing a bunch of new ones on eBay for under $100, usually as a "SSHD" that has 1 TB of traditional hard drive storage, and either 8 GB or 32 GB SSD cache. Would there be an extremely noticeable increase in performance if I do so? It does take my Mac Mini a while to boot up due to it using a traditional hard drive. I also often do quite a bit of video work, so that may also help. I could open it up and replace the internal drive while doing so, as I've seen guides on how to do so. It seems certainly easier than doing so with the 2005-2010 Mac Mini case style. Any opinions/comments?