possible to install a 2nd drive in base Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by walterp, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. walterp macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    I'm mostly wondering about the special little (very little) cable/bracket that Apple is using to attach the SATA drives to the mobo/power -- that doesn't seem like a part that's likely to be readily available from, e.g., Newegg.

    If I ever wanted to put an SSD and/or a second HD in a base Mini (or any of the non-server versions of the Mini) am I going to be able to find the necessary cables to do it?

    Anyone care to speculate?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. praetorian909 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2004
    I was thinking maybe OWC might be able to provide them for sale too.
  4. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    I think that the cable for the 2010 server is the same. Need to order one to try. Then see if there are any brackets or stand-off screws missing.

    Apple 922-9560 Cable, Flex, Bottom Hard Drive, Server

    from the diagrams things are upside down:
  5. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    I'm looking forward to see if they can source this part from some supplier and sell a "2nd harddrive kit". :)

    We know it's designed for 2 drives, even the base non-server model can be CTO with two drives. We just need the right part(s).
  6. mikochu macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011

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