SSD standard in new Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by englishman, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. englishman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2006
    Anyone have any predictions about storage in the new Mini re storage - will it still be the 5400 rpm or do you think SSD eg 256 will be the new base?
  2. barkmonster, Feb 12, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014

    barkmonster macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2001
    I'm hoping they compromise and use 7200rpm HDDs and offer PCIe SSDs/Fusion as a BTO option. I don't think it would be that difficult if they're coming out with a new motherboard for Haswell anyway if they managed to fit a PCIe connector on the motherboard and use some kind of break-out lead/mounting system where the bottom HDD currently goes. That way they can still offer a HDD to keep costs down, still offer dual HDDs for a server model and yet offer PCIe SSDs like the rest of the Mac range can have either natively or as a BTO option.

    I also hope they start using some of the more recent 1.5 or even 2Tb 2.5" 9.5mm HDDs. If they offered either a 2 x 2Tb server version or a 2Tb Fusion with PCIe SSDs instead of the existing 6Gb/s SSDs it would be an excellent upgrade even if the rest of the system remains the same accept for updating to Iris GPUs, Haswell CPUs and Thunderbolt2. I wouldn't be surprised if it drops Firewire 800 and has 2 x Thunderbolt2 ports.
  3. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    It should come with standard ssd pcie and a slot for ssd or hdd to expand.
  4. dudedude macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2014
    Yeah that would work for me. I didn't realize it but the newer brix computers with the iris pro graphics have both an msata slot and room for a 2.5" hard drive. Good setup. I hope apple does something comparable.

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