Mini question, upgrade HD will this work??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MeatPie, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. MeatPie macrumors newbie

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    Alright I have a current rev Mini 1.83ghz, and want to upgrade the stock 80gb HD, wondering if this drive will work

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136278

    I want the 7200RPM, but wasn't sure 3.0GB would work on the intel controller, thinking it may only support 1.5GB

    also, when I reinstall leopard, does it allow me to format the drive to HFS+ or how would I do this?

    Thanks,
     
  2. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    it's 2.5 and it's sata. it should work.

    when you put in a leopard disc and boot from it, there is the program "disk utility" on the disc. from there, you can partition, format, erase the hard drive to your heart's content.

    in terms of RAM upgrade. it will only see 3gb, even if you put in 4gb
     
  3. desantii macrumors 6502

    desantii

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    imacs use 3.5" not 2.5 hard drives, that will not work
     
  4. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    he is asking about a mini not an imac
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    What makes you think an iMac can't use a 2.5" drive?
     

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