Mac Mini HELP

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

  1. ag55 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    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


    Jul 6, 2007
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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

    Jun 13, 2006
    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

    Jun 14, 2009
    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

    Chris Rogers

    Jul 8, 2008
    my house
    Isn't the biggest 2.5" only 500GB? I could be wrong.
    EDIT: I'm wrong it's expensive

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


    May 22, 2009
    - 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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