Mac Mini 2010 - Is there much of a difference between the 2.4GHz and the 2.66GHz??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wongers, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Wongers macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Im thinking about buying a Mac Mini. I was going to opt for the non server version and get the 2.66ghz processor and the upgraded hard drive to 500GB.

    My question is, is it a worthwhile upgrade? or is it just better to leave it with the 2.4ghz and get a better hard drive.

    Regarding the hard drive, are you able to buy a faster one ie, one that runs at 7200rpm and put it in the mac mini yourself. I have heard that the drive in the Mac Mini is a slow hard drive.

    What is the biggest hard drive that will work in the Mac Mini?

    Many Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Great question. Unfortunately you don't provide any information that would help us advise you. Since you're asking the question, it probably makes no difference at all.
     
  3. Wongers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im looking at getting a mac Mini. Which one would be best to get regarding the performance and price increase?

    1. 2.4GHz : 320GB - £612.00

    * 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 2GB memory
    * 320GB hard drive1
    * 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    * NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics


    2. 2.4GHz : 500GB - £694.00

    * 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 2GB memory
    * 500GB hard drive1
    * 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    * NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics


    3. 2.66GHz : 500GB - £817.00

    * 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 2GB memory
    * 500GB hard drive1
    * 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    * NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

    I will be upgrading the Memory from another company.
     
  4. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    There are threads here that talk about what PITA it is to replace the hard drive in a 2010 mini. Considering it myself. I might just wait to see if apple puts a sandy bridge 4 core in the next update. The current hard drive is slow. If I do any upgrades, will put a 7200 hard drive and replace the optical with a ssd drive. I already maxed my ram to 8GB.
     
  5. Wongers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When will be the next update??
     
  6. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    It looks like the Mac book pro's will get sandy bridge first. Probably a few months afterwards but there is no set date. Since the mini uses laptop parts, I'll be looking at performance of these. Should be pretty close.
     

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