Upgrade Question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 02R96, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. 02R96 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Mid 2011 Mac mini with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 Gig of memory, and a 750GB hard drive running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has performed flawlessly since I opened it Christmas morning 2011.

    I run MOTU Digital Performer to do small recording jobs (8 tracks or less). I'm getting into a bit of heavier work, so I'd like to add a second hard drive; a SSD to be exact.

    Should it be used as the OS drive or the recording drive?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The SSD should always be the OS drive.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Agreed, it don't have to be, but it should. In fact, everything you work actively with, should be on the SSD, as you won't otherwise get the speed increase when opening/closing files.
     
  4. 02R96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone. Another question...

    How are they heat wise? Do they run hotter or cooler than a traditional HD?
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    A little bit colder. Why would you care about the hard drive temperature? :confused:
     
  6. 02R96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I plan on placing two internal drives in the Mac mini chassis (which I've never done before), so I was curious about how much additional heat is generated by having a second drive in such a small form factor.
     

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