Mac Mini Upgrades

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by joemamma55, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. joemamma55 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Hey! I just bought the 2.26ghz Mac Mini last week and have some money left over to upgrade. I was thinking about getting the full 4gb of RAM. Is it worth it? Is there a big difference?

    Also, if that doesn't cost much..... is it worth it to put in a SSD drive? Will the speed increase drastically to where it is worth putting that type of money into it?

    Please post some replies, I'm not really sure what to do.
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Definitely get 4GB of RAM, it is worth it. If you money to blow on a SSD, buy it. If you don't, just get a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive.
  3. joemamma55 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Ok, now how much should I pay for 4gb of RAM?
  4. Scippy macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    Macsales is a reliable place to buy upgrades for macs at decent prices.
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    A 500gb 7.2k rpm drive would be more than enough for the Mini. They are less than $100 new. Same goes for the memory, as a 2x2gb kit will run you about $90-110 for name brand. SSD's are still too expensive per GB. Can't wait for the day when 1gb SSD's cost $.10/gb. Just a few more years ;)

    By then PB's sized drives will be the new rave :p.
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    By all means bump the RAM to 4GB, and replace the HDD with a 7200 rpm model if you have the WILL feel the difference.
  7. joemamma55 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Thanks for the replys. I'm going out today to pick everything up.

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