Replacing the hard drive in a Mac mini (early 2009)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacMiniBoy, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. MacMiniBoy macrumors newbie

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    I'm starting to find the 120GB hard drive in my Mac mini a little bit tight. Especially when I have Windows installed on a second partition, which leaves me about 80GB for all my music in iTunes and photos in iPhoto.

    So I want to buy a new hard drive and put that in instead.

    I've already upgraded the memory myself by putting an extra 1Gb in. I've worked with computers for 10 years so I'm comfortable taking them apart.

    What I'm not sure about is, does the Mac mini reject certain hard drives? Do I need a specific manufacturer and is there a limit to how big I can go? I know it needs to be a 2.5" SATA drive.

    I was thinking of getting this: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/75238...-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive/ProductReviews.html
    Any idea if this will suit?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Nope ur pretty safe with any drive just make sure it's reliable.
     
  3. MacMiniBoy thread starter macrumors newbie

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