mac mini server edition 12.5mm drives?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by blink487, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. blink487 macrumors member

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    Hi folks, I'm looking at a mac mini server edish, and I was wondering if anyone had luck getting a 1TB 12.5mm (taller than the standard 9.5mm drive) into either of the HD bays. Would appreciate the info : )
     
  2. Osamede macrumors 6502

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    There was a teardown published when the latest model came out and I'm pretty sure they said you could only fir the 9.5mm drive in there. Which means for now the max capacity you can get in the slot is 750GB.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  4. MyMac8MyPC macrumors member

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    I have one of these thicker drives in my older mini. In a few weeks I think I'm going to be buying a new mini. From the teardown pictures that I saw the thicker drives should fit. I'll be the first to let you know :p
     
  5. MagentaLoyal macrumors newbie

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    I replaced the main (lower) internal drive of my "Macmini2,1" with a 500 Gig Western Digital drive. Since my Optical drive had crapped out, and I had already replaced it with an external Pioneer DVD drive, I considered purchasing the adapter shown here:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/12-7-mm-Optical-Bay-SATA-Hard-Drive-Enclosure/IF107-079

    In the end, I decided against it, and used an external drive case I already had lying around.

    What I would like to know (for future reference) is...
    Has anybody replaced the optical drive with a 9.5 or 12.5 mm tall HDD and _NOT_ had to use the above mentioned adaptor?

    How did it work?
    Was yours a good or bad experience?
    Any not-so-obvious things to look out for?
     

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