possible to install a 2nd drive in base Mini?

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

  1. walterp macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. praetorian909 macrumors regular

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

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    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:
    Bottom=upper
    Top=lower
     
  5. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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