Late 2009 Upgrade Questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by legaleye3000, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I have a late 2009 mac mini that I want to upgrade:

    1. What kind/type of ssd should I be looking for?

    2. What kind of ram (looking to go to 8gb) should I be looking for?


    Thanks.
     
  2. marclondon macrumors regular

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    Must be a hundred threads on this. Just go to:

    http://www.crucial.com

    and put your details in the checker.

    M.
     
  3. AnthonyCM macrumors regular

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    Here's a different question from another late '09 Mini owner:

    I can buy a new Mini for roughly $1,000, or I can spend $500 or so on the upgrades in RAM and SSD I would make.

    Here are my uses:

    • Streaming flash video
    • Running iTunes (I rip in large files)
    • Handbrake (not yet, but planning to)

    So, should I save a few hundred and simply upgrade, or would it be better to buy new since my current Mini is already six years old.
     
  4. marclondon macrumors regular

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    Get the new Mini. The 2009 models - and I have three in the house (one Mini and two Macbook Pros) – are now six years old and way past their sell by date. At the very least pick up a 2012 model.

    M.
     
  5. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    If going to be hand braking then go for a Quad 2012 model rather then the 2014 dual cores.

    I find it tedious waiting for handbrake on 2009, is why I have my Mac Pro.

    iTunes running won't make a huge issue
     
  6. California macrumors 68040

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    500 bucks for an ssd and 8gbs of ram (50 bucks, tops)? What SSD were they looking at that costs almost 500 bucks?

    And if they really are spending that much on an SSD, it's not really machine specific, as you could transfer it to any new machine later.

    Upgrade the ram and put a cheaper SSD in the '09.
     
  7. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Some 1 TB SSDs like the Samsung 850 Pro come close to that price.
     
  8. wojinewxe macrumors newbie

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    it's not really machine specific, as you could transfer it to any new machine later.[​IMG]
     

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