Question about Mac mini 2006 intel model hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by masscub, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. masscub macrumors member

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    Do all of the 2006 model mac mini models use the same type of hard drive? Would a hard drive pulled from a 1.5 core solo work in a 1.83 core 2 duo mac mini model?
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    In System Profiler what model disks do you see included in each Mac Mini?

    System Profiler can be accessed by going to the command menu (has Apple symbol on it) > About This Mac > More Info.
     
  3. philipma1957, Mar 7, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011

    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    my answer to you is your 1.5 mac mini may have a ide/pata drive.

    your 1.83 has a sata drive. give a minute to check some links.


    according to wiki the early 2006 1.5 core solo was the first intel mac mini and has a sata drive. link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_mini


    so if you have an early intel core solo 1.5 it is sata and the 1.83 is sata for sure. so your answer is yes they will fit each other. here is a video



    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/mac_mini_06-08/

    it should be the same for both machines.
     

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