MacMini questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by uaecasher, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816

    uaecasher

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    Stillwater, OK
    #1
    2 quick questions:

    does the mac minis have laptops RAM or desktop (probably laptop but just checking)

    Is it easy/possible to change the RAM/HDD later by my self?

    Thanks
     
  2. steve2112 macrumors 68040

    steve2112

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    It uses laptop components. If you are comfortable tearing down computer hardware, you can replace components yourself. You need a putty knife or something similar to pry the case off, and space is a bit tight inside. There are plenty of videos out there that can give step by step directions on how to replace everything. I like the parts and videos from macsales.com.
     
  3. wnorris macrumors member

    wnorris

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    #3

    Try this link for good "do it yourself" videos.

    OWC Mac Mini install video
     
  4. switz macrumors member

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    East edge of Phoenix urban sprawl
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    I took my server mini apart and changed a few things:

    Ram upgraded to 8 Gb
    Drive 0 switched to a 256Gb SSD for the operating system
    Drive 1 switched to a 500Gb 7200 rpm Seagate

    A great performance boost and it took me about 15 minutes on the second unit after learning on the first unit.
     
  5. iFirmware macrumors newbie

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