Mac Mini upgrade options

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by stu.h, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. stu.h macrumors 65816

    stu.h

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    Morning all :D

    OK so Ive decided to get rid of my 2011 MBA and replace it for a Mac Mini as I don't use the Air as a portable device and would like a bit of extra performance.

    Ive bought (awaiting delivery) the 2.6 quad core i7 with the standard drive and memory as I am going to upgrade them myself.

    Whats the best possible (2x8GB) memory I can get for it, and which 256GB SSD is rated as the most reliable/fastest?

    I did think about getting OCZ Vertex 4 but there is supposed to be issues with the firmware when its over 50% full. I've narrowed it down to these 2, but I am also wondering if there are much better options I should be considering?

    SSD Link

    RAM Link

    Any help greatly appreciated :cool::apple:
     
  2. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I'd put a Samsung 830 in. As for the RAM... Crucial seems to have a nice kit for around $70 I think.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    your picks are fine.

    samsung is good for ssd's.
     
  4. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cool, thanks for that, hadn't considered the Samsung and its around the same price as the Crucial M4.

    :)
     
  5. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Samsung 830 256GB SSD and Crucial 16GB Memory Kit ordered.

    Thanks :D
     
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    good luck with install!
     
  7. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

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    I've been running a Vertex 4 in my mid 2011 since last spring and plan to move it to a 2012 soon. You can now upgrade the OCZ firmware directly from the mini while booting off a CD or flash drive.

    I would be happy with any 1600 RAM.
     
  8. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks Lance.

    Even upgrading to the latest firmware, there is supposed to be issues with the OCZ drive dropping massively in performance when capacity is >50%.

    Will see what the Samsung drive is like :D

    Delivery bought forward to Friday for the new Mac Mini, had the memory today, should get the SSD over the next day or so, better sharpen the screwdrivers :eek:
     

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