samsung 840 w/full kit-stupid newb

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jwjsr, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. jwjsr macrumors 6502

    jwjsr

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    So I bought this: thinking it was all needed

    Complete, User-Friendly Solution
    The Samsung SSD 840 Series is available with a simple, all-in-one installation kit. The kit comes with SATA data and power cables, screws, a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter bracket, a SATA to USB adapter cable to facilitate easy data migration, and a mounting spacer so that laptops with traditional 9.5mm drive bays can accommodate the Samsung SSD 840 Series’ slim 7mm profile.

    Turns out, I was wrong, gotta have this too:

    OWC Data Doubler SSD/2.5" Hard Drive Installation Kit for Mac mini 2011-2012 Models
    by Other World Computing
    4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | Like (1)
    Price: $34.99
    In Stock.
    Sold by Newer Galaxy Distribution Company, LLC and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

    **** SOME DIY SSD upgrade
     
  2. MacFanBoi macrumors regular

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    Thats pretty obviously talking about a complete kit to install in a laptop or desktop or replacing the standard drive in a mac mini not installing as a 2nd drive in a mac mini.
     
  3. jwjsr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah if you read closely and not a newb it would be completely obvious
     
  4. MacFanBoi macrumors regular

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    Yeah easy to mistake what it means if not read properly. if it had said complete kit for mac mini installation and didnt come with the 2nd sata/power cable then yeah that would be false advertising but that wasn't the case this time. I actually bought that owc kit myself to install my 2 240gb intel 520 series drives in my new mac mini once it arrives in a couple days.
     
  5. jwjsr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Funny thing is I had a gut feeling everything wasn't going to be there, so even though I was looking forward to installing it tonight I am not that heartbroken. Plus I am gonna ask if fusion will work with an external t-bolt without even opening the mini.
     

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