Mac Mini Hard Drive Question (Searched already)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by d3c3it, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. d3c3it macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I've googled, searched the MacRumors forum but I can't find any definitive answers.

    A friend of mine has given me a 1TB for free (lovely) but its 3.5", my question is, would it be possible to fit into a MacMini 2011 ? I had an idea that if the Mini can take 2 x 2.5 surely it could fit 1 x 3.5? Or am I wishing too much?

    Sorry if this question has been asked previously (I thought I'd ask before I started ripping my mini apart).

    Thanks
     
  2. emoore macrumors regular

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    Don't think it will easily fit into the mini. Put the hard drive in an external enclosure and use it that way. Free hard drives are nice.
     
  3. marzer macrumors 65816

    marzer

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    Agreed. For cost/performance effectiveness go with FW800 enclosure.

    Hmmm, does anyone make an empty TB disk enclosure yet?
     
  4. d3c3it thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I will look into enclosures :)
     
  5. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    I am 100.00% positive it wouldn't fit easily ;-) LOL.

    Unless using a hack saw and lump hammer is allowed :D
     
  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

    #7
    TB 3.5" drive sled


    FW800 will be alot cheaper than TB as of now... :eek:
     
  7. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I knew they are more expensive, just wasn't sure there were any to be had yet.

    I'm willing to spend the difference but I don't have a TB port...yet :)
     

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