PCIe slot not present unless you order Fusion in '14 Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacRabbit84, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. MacRabbit84 macrumors newbie

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    OWC's teardown shows that "the PCIe slot and connecting cable are not present unless you order the mini with a Fusion drive. For minis without a Fusion Drive there won’t be a slot for the PCIe SSD."

    Also, the SSDs from the Air, Retina '13-later models work in the new mini. Interesting.
     
  2. tuc, Oct 22, 2014
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    tuc macrumors 6502

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    That seems to contradict the teardown on ifixit.com, unless the unused connector they discovered is for something other than PCIe.

    update: I see that they are talking about the cable and the socket on the non-logic-board end of the cable. Sorry for any confusion. It seems to me that a third-party will probably be able to supply a similar cable for those that might want one.
     
  3. Darby67 macrumors 6502

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    I am "guessing" that iFixit shows the bus, but the OP is talking about the connector that plugs into the bus.
     
  4. ymarker macrumors member

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    I didn't order fusion, but was able to order the 2014 mac mini with 256gb pciE flash.
     

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