Two HDD 2012 Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Hexley, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Hexley, Dec 11, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012

    Hexley macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    Can you install two HDDs in the Mac mini?

    I was thinking of putting these in

    2TB 2.5" WD Green WD20NPVT (15mm height)
    256GB 2.5" OCZ Vector VTR1-25SAT3-256G (7mm height).

    Yes, the OCZ is a SSD. ;)
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Technically there is room for one 15mm drive as long as it is paired with a 9mm drive or smaller. You can see that per iFixit there is about 26mm of internal height inside. With that said, most likely the SSD will not be able to be mounted with the rubber gromets (my guess is that it won't line up) so the SSD will probably "float" on top of the hard drive. This is actually how I had mine in my 2011 for over a year with no issues (I didn't purchase the necessary gromets so I just slapped it in on top of the hard drive and left it).

    Caveat: I'm not sure anyone has truly tried a 15mm + 7-9mm SSD, but physically there is room.

    Link to ifixit tear down:
  3. Cave Man, Dec 11, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012

    Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf

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