Upgrade to 2TB HDD

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jjk454ss, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    I purchased an SSD and the owc data doubler kit. Anyone know if I can install a larger than 1 TB HDD? I saw this portable or $129, I was thinking of trying to buy it and use the drive in my Mac Mini.
     
  2. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    The 2TB 2.5" form factor HDD's are thicker than normal - I believe 15MM instead of the normal 9.5MM because they have an extra platter. You may not have enough room with a second drive in there, it might work with a slim SSD. I recall someone in a previous thread did a measurement of the total space available but I couldn't find it so I can't answer your question for sure. The easier solution would be to keep it external. If you have a new mini with USB 3.0 then the disk will read/write at full speed anyways.
     
  3. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    i believe they just removed the casing of the SSD and set it below the 2TB HDD.
    the 2TB "2.5" drives are definitely thicker and larger so one will definitely work in the mini
     
  4. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    That's what I was afraid of, I might just stick with external.

    I don't see that other thread, did they try the same external? And I think if it doesn't fit in the owc kit, that I can't screw it in properly, I'd rather stick with a 1TB.

    Thanks for the replies.
     

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