Replace optical drive with SSD Mac mini 2010

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 196josue, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. 196josue macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for something like data doubler for Mac mini 2010. I rarely use my optical drive anymore. Thanks for your help!!
     
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    I asked this question before, here is a reply from velocityg4:

     
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    Can you post a link to your thread so I can get some context around this. I'm not sure what he meant with the felt in his post.
     
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    That was the only reply to the thread, sorry.
     
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    Hmmm... Do you know what he meant? Is it just connecting it to Mac mini interally but not harnessing it?
     
  6. rtrt macrumors 6502a

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    my read of what he said is exactly that. since he's comparing it with the optibay which uses the mounting for the optical drive and has the hard drive held firmly in place.

    if the drive youre mounting is an ssd i wouldn't worry too much about it. just make sure there's nothing in there that could be shorted if you move the mini whilst its powered on.

    mechanical hdd - you might have to be a bit more careful, but then many of us move our laptops when theyre running, so maybe even there you'd just have to make sure of no electrical shorts
     
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    1. sell the mac mini
    2. buy a mac mini server
     
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    Ummm... Yeah....
    1. Im lucky if I sell it for 600.
    2. Mac mini server is 999, plus the cost of ssd. So im not sure if YOU could figure the math on that, but I'd rather spend cash on an SSD than a Mac mini server because I don't mind the work, and I don't want an HDD despite the 7200rpm.
     

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