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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by adam9c1, Aug 1, 2016.
120 GB SSD
370 plus ship
Is this good price?
Not for a 2011 machine, in my opinion. Closer to $300 yes, but $370 is too close to $400.
I never heard of a 590GB hard drive before.
I just bought one. Average for $400 is a 2012: 2.3/8gb/500gb 5400. Standard machines with 4 gigs of ram are just under 400 used on eBay.
That was a typo.
120 SSD plus 500 stock spinner.
Thing is I'm not comfortable opening the 2011 myself and upgrading / adding second drive. I've done it half a dozen times on 2009 and 2006? or 7 (whichever let me upgrade CPU to c2d).
I posted earlier in forum here if any one is willing to upgrade HD SSD in a 2010 2011, no replies.
2011 are easier than 2006 2007 to open up.
I Think the major difference between tle older vs 2009 was the hd fan or hd temp connector.
2010+ innards scare me.
2010 and 2011 is almost the same 2 hdd/dvd connectors, 1 4pin fan and 1 5pin ir/power connector. 2010 has 3 more 2pin temp sensors. I don't even take out the antenna cable these days when changing drives, just slide out the mobo with the antenna plate.
Kaida, can you share a good 2nd HD kit for 2011?
personally, i feel that ifixit kit is better than the owc one in terms of cable quality.
I saw the ifixit guide, OWC PDF, and a video I stopped watching half way through.
At this time I'm not comfortable doing the upgrades myself, and since this is a pretty steep purchase for me don't want to Bork it. I will try an upgrade down the road when these machines are less expensive.
Same spec machine sold for a little over $300 from the same buyer. I was outbid and away from computer / internet at the time.
Since the seller is pretty quick to response to messages, I feel good about buying from him. Is flexible on different drive arrangements, and even will let me use my drive. I have a 1TB spinner drive which is a little fat, need to research if it will fit in MM.