Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by darthlinux, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. darthlinux macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2011
    I was just wondering what is the best memory to use for my Mac Mini its the 2011 model (I5 2.3) I want to upgrade to 8GB but I am not paying PC World prices.
    I also want to upgrade the HD but not sure how I would get the OS back on the new hd, can someone tell me please.

    Any help would be great.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Some great sources for RAM for your Mac are OWC, Crucial and newegg.com.
    Here's a simple approach:
    1. Buy an external enclosure and put your old drive in it.
    2. Install your new drive in your Mac.
    3. Boot from your old (external) drive by holding the Option key on startup.
    4. Use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the old (external) drive to the new (internal) drive.
    5. Boot from the new internal drive.
    6. Your now running on your new internal drive and your old drive is now an external drive, useful for backups or additional storage.
  3. Dixi1801 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2012
    South Yorkshire, England.
    Crucial are doing 16gb for about £50... absolute steal!
  4. laughjimbo macrumors newbie


    Jun 30, 2012
    I always buy my memory from crucial, I put 8gb in my MacMini and also fitted a 256gb M4 SSD from crucial, it is transformed, much, much faster than before and i use my original hard drive in a USB enclosure.

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