Mac Mini 2010 to late 2012

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  1. Patth9 macrumors regular

    Patth9

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    Just bought a WD Blue SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch 500GB Internal SSD Solid State Drive (WDS500G1B0A) hubby's Mac Mini 2010, now would like to know if the SSD will also fit into a late i5 2012? I have looked for hours and can not find the answer on Google.

    Also, I have looked and looked on MacRumors for an option to purchase what a member might be selling, is there such a thing.

    And is there a way for me to gather all the threads that I have started on MacRumors?
     
  2. JamesPDX Suspended

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    The drive will fit into the 2012. The only thing that might be a little different are the mounting screws inside the two different macs, but the drive connector will be compatible. Look at these for tutorials:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac+Mini+Mid+2010+Hard+Drive+Replacement/3113

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac+Mini+Late+2012+Hard+Drive+Replacement/11716

    It's pretty easy if you use the recommended tools, give it your full attention, and take your time. You may find that it's easier to replace a drive in the 2012 than the 2010. The 2010 can be fiddly. Again, the guides. IDK about the purchase threads.
     
  3. Patth9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

    I thought this might be the case, but knowing for sure and knowing by guessing, are not the same.

    I have the tools for changing the tiny little, nasty little, itty bitty small screws. Appreciate your links, and cushions.

    Patt
     
  4. Celerondon, May 28, 2017
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    Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    If you click on you(r) username or avatar you get a screen where you can click "Postings" to reach a page where there is a link at the bottom of the page for your threads. I noticed that returning immediately to the original page to click your avatar a second time produces this handy user summary.

    Patth9 Threads.jpg

    Will the link on the lower right side do what you want?
     
  5. Patth9, May 28, 2017
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    Patth9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ooh MY Goodenss,
    Celerondon
    You are so clever to know this, and kind to share it too. Thanks so much!!
    Trish
     

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