Will this Hard Drive Fit in my Mac Mini (late 2009 model...?)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kkhorvath86, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. kkhorvath86 macrumors newbie

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    I own a late 2009 Mac Mini model with upgraded 8k ram and looking to purchase a 500 gb hard drive online as well. Not sure whats compatable or not but I found two diff HDs below I'm buying to buy now... can anyone advise me otherwise not to order one of these (i.e they wont fit/work heh.) Thx in advance!


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    Product Description:

    The low power consuming Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT hard drive is best suited for notebook computing. The 7200RPM spindle speed of this Western Digital 500GB hard drive zips through your data to give you fast access. The 16MB buffer size of this internal mobile HDD keeps the regularly used data readily accessible. Through SATA 3 Gb/s interface, you can connect this Western Digital 500GB hard drive to other devices easily and comfortably. The Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT hard drive features a small 2.5-inch form factor that will fit inside the chassis of your notebook. The 500GB storage capacity of this internal mobile HDD offers immense space for all your multimedia files.

    MPN

    WD5000BEKT


    UPC

    0718037743981, 718037743981, 8032976070185


    Capacity

    500 GB



    Buffer Size

    16 MB



    Hard Drive Type

    HDD (Hard Disk Drive)



    Spindle Speed

    7200 RPM



    Interface

    SATA 2


    External Data Transfer Rate

    300 Mbps


    Form Factor

    2.5"


    Seek Time

    12ms


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    Hard Drive #2:

    Seagate Momentus 7200 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch Internal NB Hard Drive ST9500420AS-Bare Drive


    Product Features:

    7,200 RPM Spin Speed,16 MB Cache Buffer
    SATA 3.0Gb/s Interface, 500 GB Capacity
    Average latency 4.17 msec, Random read seek time 11.0 msec, Random write seek time 13.0 msec
    Best-Fit Applications; High-performance and mainstream laptop PCs, Small form factor PCs, Workstations, Industrial applications
    Two Year Warranty
    Technical Details
    Brand Name: Seagate
    Model: ST9500420AS
    Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
    Warranty: 3 Year Warranty
    Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
    Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Weight: 0.25 pounds
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  3. kkhorvath86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re:

    OK, one last model looking to get your opinion & approval on... I think I've decided on this final one due to discount in price... Will this work out in my MM? Thanks again in advance for all your input!


    Product Description:

    Upgrade to a better, larger capacity hard disk with the Samsung Spinpoint 500 GB internal hard drive. The Samsung internal hard drive has a 7,200-rpm rotational speed, which boosts reading from and writing to the hard drive. This Samsung hard drive makes your OS faster, and loads applications much quicker. The Samsung Spinpoint 500 GB internal hard drive’s 8 MB cache memory, and faster average seek time make for reduced power consumption, and generating lesser noise and vibrations. Designed to connect to a SATA standard interface, this Samsung internal hard drive provides up to 300 Mbps of data transfer rate. The Samsung hard drive can be installed in both — a Windows-based desktop, or even an Apple Macintosh desktop.


    MPN: HM500JJ

    UPC:60972220454

    Capacity: 500 GB

    Buffer Size: 16 MB

    Hard Drive Type: HDD (Hard Disk Drive)

    Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM

    Interface: SATA 2

    Platform: Mac, PC

    External Data Transfer Rate: 300 Mbps

    Form Factor: 2.5"

    Seek Time: 16384 ms


    Dimensions:

    Height 0.37 in.
    Width: 3.95 in.
    Depth: 2.75 in.
    Weight: 0.26 lbs
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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