Oi. Everything seems to be going fine (now) but this one was fun... Bought a new 2011 MacMini to replace a v2 mini server. Got a nice 256GB SSD and 8GB ram. Opened the thing up, for the upgrade... Attempt #1: When disassembling, the original HDD cable was disconnected already. Should have known fun was in the works now. Boot #1: Went to internet recovery to install Lion... Works fine, but no HDD available for install. Attempt #2: Get the fan and antenna plate out, then suddenly realize that I just need to partition the drive in Disk Utility. Boot #2: Everything comes up, go into Disk utility... no HDD listed! Ack! Attempt #3: During disassembly, I find that the HDD cable is unplugged already (again). So I push it back in, reassemble and try #3... Boot #3: There is a disk this time! Yay! Lion is installing now. Has anyone else found that the HDD SATA cable pops out easily and often? I don't remember seeing this noted anywhere, but it doesn't seem to be a great friction fit in my mini.