Mac Mini HELP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ag55, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. ag55 macrumors regular

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    Im buying a Mini for someone, its going to be a gift. Im going to buy the cheapest base model and upgrade it myself for them.

    - Can someone give me a link to a 750GB-1TB 2.5" drive, i've been looking around for laptop drives but cant find any. (UK links would be best).
    - Should i go with a standard 5400 or will a 7200 be better
    - With 4GB RAM upgrade, will the shared video memory increase from 128 to 256 for the base model
     
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I'd suggest 7200 if you can find it. typical tradeoff between 5400 and 7200 is speed vs battery life, but since the mini is a desktop there really is no trade except faster speed vs your carbon footprint (energy consumption). :)

    Wd scorpio blue has a 1tb drive, try googling that in the UK.
     
  3. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Do the Minis take 12.5mm drives or 9.5mm drives? if 9.5 there are no 1tb laptop drives. The 9.5mm size maxes out at 500gb.
     
  4. ag55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    9.5, guess i'll have to do with 500gb.
    you can remove the superdrive and add a second hard drive but its too much hassle, and i think she'll have a wtf moment when it has no cd drive :D
     
  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the biggest 2.5" only 500GB? I could be wrong.
    EDIT: I'm wrong http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=685 it's expensive http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10296034-1.html

    Yep, it will do this at 2GB
     
  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    - The 750GB/1TB hard drive will not fit. Get the 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue.
    - Scorpio Blue is faster than other 7200RPM hard drives
    - With 2GB+, the VRAM will automatically allocate to 256MB.
     

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