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

    Oct 22, 2014
    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
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

    tuc macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2003
    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

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    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

    Sep 6, 2009
    I didn't order fusion, but was able to order the 2014 mac mini with 256gb pciE flash.

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