Sell Mac Mini with 500GB HD or 120GB SSD?

mankymanning

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I have a 2009 White Mac Mini with 8GB RAM. I don't really need it any more and it has about 2 months Applecare left on it. Before I sell it I can't decide whether it would fetch more with a 120GB SSD in it or a 500GB hard drive?

What do people think? I guess the SSD would make it nice and nippy despite being a Core2Duo which is a bit long in the tooth these days but obviously it isn't that much storage space.

What do you think?
 

paulrbeers

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I have a 2009 White Mac Mini with 8GB RAM. I don't really need it any more and it has about 2 months Applecare left on it. Before I sell it I can't decide whether it would fetch more with a 120GB SSD in it or a 500GB hard drive?

What do people think? I guess the SSD would make it nice and nippy despite being a Core2Duo which is a bit long in the tooth these days but obviously it isn't that much storage space.

What do you think?
500GB hard drive. Your average joe (who would be more likely to buy a 2009 mac mini) doesn't understand SSD vs HD instead sees 120GB vs 500GB....
 

shortcut3d

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Agreed. Sell the two separately. You'll get more for your money. Especially if the SSD life is still in the high 90% range.

I recently sold a used 2011 Mac mini 2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel i7 8GB with dual 500GB Hitachi 7200RPM drives and got full retail. The hard drives were new extracted from 1TB LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk. (I mod with SSDs and sell those as well.) I ended up selling the higher value 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs and 750GB WD Scorpio Black that I originally used in the system separately. I got $160 alone for the WD Scorpio Black because its one that still carries a 5 year warranty and tech savvy notice these things. I did okay on the SSD, but prices had fallen so much since it was purchased. Fortunately, SSD life was still 100%.
 

philipma1957

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yes I agree put the 500gb back in. Hdds have really gone up in price due to flood. so a 500gb hdd looks better and in fact is better for many users. those with no desires for an external hdd would want a big drive like a 500gb.
 

mankymanning

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Jul 18, 2008
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Hard drive it is - once I get the Superdrive fixed under Applecare - many thanks everyone.