Mac Mini 2009 Max Hard Drive size

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by KrypticOne, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. KrypticOne macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008

    I have a Mac Mini (Late 2009) and I would like to know what the max supported hard drive is for my model. Below are the specs on it.

    Intro. October 20, 2009 Disc. June 15, 2010
    Order MC239LL/A Model A1283 (EMC 2336)
    Family Late 2009 ID Macmini3,1
    RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB
    Storage 320 GB* HDD Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"

    Does anyone know the max size HDD it supports? I would like to put a 1TB or 2TB if possible.
  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Make sure you upgrade the ram to eight gigs. I doubt if there is a cap on hd size.
  3. Celerondon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 17, 2013
    Southern Cal
    Here is some information from the Low End Mac website.

    Mac OS X Maximum Drive Capacity
    • OS X 10.0-10.1.5, 2 TB maximum volume size
    • OS X 10.2-10.2.8, 8 TB
    • OS X 10.3-10.3.9, 16 TB
    • OS X 10.4 and later, around 8 exabytes (8 million terabytes!)
    On to SATA
    SATA supports 48-bit addressing, so there is no realistic limitation on drive size.

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