SSD standard in new Mini?

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

  1. englishman macrumors 6502a

    englishman

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    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
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    barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    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

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

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    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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