Possibilities for additional hard drive upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Pandalorian, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Pandalorian macrumors member

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    Hi, i just purchased a Mac Mini with a Quad core i7 and have just maxed out the ram, and was wondering if there was any service that would install an additional SSD for me, as if i tried to self-install one i guarantee something would be damaged. I'm aware that it would void my warranty, but I didn't get AppleCare with this mac anyway so it doesnt really matter. Anyway, options or suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    "if i tried to self-install one i guarantee something would be damaged. I'm aware that it would void my warranty, but I didn't get AppleCare with this mac anyway so it doesnt really matter. Anyway, options or suggestions would be appreciated."

    Just spend $30 and get one of these:
    http://oyendigital.com/hard-drives/store/U32-M.html

    All you need is a small screwdriver. Put the drive into the enclosure yourself, and then attach via USB3. You will be AMAZED at how speedy an external USB3 drive can be, particularly an SSD connected via USB3.

    Alternate scenario:
    Get one of these ($28), and you won't even need a screwdriver:
    http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Dock...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B003UI62AG

    There's no need to risk opening the Mini if you don't wish to. Like you, I didn't want to take the risk. I use an SSD in a plugable.com dock, and get speeds that rival an internally-mounted SSD.
     

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