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belltree

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 17, 2008
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Tokyo, Japan
A few days after the 2014 Mac mini's were announced I purchased a new Mac mini 2012 Quad core i7.

I purchased 16GB of RAM last week after much deciding. It arrives tomorrow.

I am now debating about purchasing and SSD.

My current Mini has a 750GB WD spinner and it's almost full.
So I was thinking to go with a 1TB SSD but they are still a bit pricey for that much capacity.

Now I am going back on forth on what to do:

1. Bite the bullet and go with a 1TB SSD (what brand/model?)

2. Buy a smaller SSD (what brand/model?) and move my larger data files off to the 1TB default HDD which I will use as a secondary drive (not doing DIY fusion).

3. Just use the default 1TB 5,400 rpm drive for now and wait a year or so to see how much the 1TB SSD's go down in price and also wait for the TRIM issues to be cleared up relating to Yosemite.

Appreciate any advice or thoughts. Also, as stated above, if I go with an SSD I would appreciate any suggestions on best brand and model. Thanks.
 

macaron95

macrumors regular
May 5, 2014
220
17
recently got the same mac mini instead of the 2014 one (ordered CTO model and returned it)

i was hesitating between one SSD and having one more HDD

but finally went for 2 Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD :)

i didn"t want to hear anything spinning inside the box

this setup is 100% silent :)

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magbarn

macrumors 68030
Oct 25, 2008
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Get the ifixit 2nd hard drive kit and you have the the following two choices
1. Get a 128gb or 256gb ssd and make it a fusion drive with the stock drive
2. Get a larger ssd like 256gb or 512gb and keep it separate

Take advantage of the fact that you have 2 hdd bays
 

scottsjack

macrumors 68000
Aug 25, 2010
1,906
311
Arizona
recently got the same mac mini instead of the 2014 one (ordered CTO model and returned it)

i was hesitating between one SSD and having one more HDD

but finally went for 2 Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD :)

i didn"t want to hear anything spinning inside the box

this setup is 100% silent :)

Image

Those are in RAID 0?
 
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