mac mini question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by syntax.syntax, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. syntax.syntax macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2014
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You haven't stated your needs, so its difficult to say which model would work the best.

    My $.02, is if you don't need a TB of storage then the speed increase by using the SSD is a no brainer. As for the memory most people don't need 16GB of ram, though it all depends on how you'll be using the computer.
  3. jboyd710 macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2013
    Knoxville, TN
    I would recommend picking up your own SSD, installing it, reinstalling the OS, and then converting that internal drive into your very own external HDD. This is what I did in the past month and my mac mini is super quick. 2.3 Ghz i7 with 16 GB of ram and 500 GB SSD. Then the 1TB was put in USB 3.0 enclosure and its really quick!
  4. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
    You going to want SSDs sooner or later. If you're comfortable putting in your own, buy without. You want apple to put it in, buy it now.
  5. syntax.syntax thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2014
    I watch a youtube on install SSD drive look hard and maybe i get SSD and have apple put it in.Do all mac mini i5 and i5 come with boost?i forgot to tell you i plan to do some programming with my mac mini.
  6. CH12671 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2013
    Southern US
    Yes, turbo boost is a property of the Intel chip, not Apple. You can look up the specific chip on Intel's website and it'll tell you all about it
  7. syntax.syntax thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2014
    thank odd part tell you on amazon but not on bestbuy web site odd.
  8. matrickz macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2014
    It's really not that hard.

    I doubt that Apple is willing to install a thrid market SSD into the mini,
    if they do it, it will likely cost you more than $100.

    Just get the proper tools (2mm hex, Torx6 and 8, spudger) and don't rush, nothing will happen :)
  9. grandM macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2013
  10. syntax.syntax thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2014
    i was thinking of waiting forthe new mac mini or a macbook air 13.3:)

    i got sometime ti think about it.
  11. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    That's exactly what I did except I put in a 250GB Samsung EVO ssd, and am extremely pleased with the result. Fortunately I bought it on a weekend when I got 5x Reward zone points so it was effectively $720 instead of $800.

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