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#47859 - 02/06/18 01:12 PM MacMini & solid state drive
Douglas Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Seattle, WA
I have a late 2012 model MacMini. I'm contemplating swapping out the HD for a Solid State Drive now that they are coming down in price.

Has anyone done this themselves or would this be better done by a professional?
Thanks

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#47862 - 02/06/18 04:01 PM Re: MacMini & solid state drive [Re: Douglas]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
joemikeb will probably direct you to OWC for professional service, and after looking at Mac Mini Late 2012 Hard Drive Replacement - iFixit, I can see why.

More amazing to me than the way some of these machines are put together is the design effort that must have gone into making them that way.

It kinda reminds me of when my daughter moved back to Brooklyn from Toronto and I unloaded the U-Haul that she had loaded; I had to stop more than once and say to myself "She put it together, so I've GOT to be able to take it apart."

As far as SSDs go, upgrading my MBP was almost life-changing. You won't regret whatever it costs.
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#47873 - 02/07/18 09:13 AM Re: MacMini & solid state drive [Re: Douglas]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I tried once to install an SSD in a Mac mini — I now use it as a paperweight. OWC's prices for the installation on another Mac mini were nominal and the turn around quick.
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#47885 - 02/07/18 09:11 PM Re: MacMini & solid state drive [Re: joemikeb]
Douglas Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Seattle, WA
Great info, many thanks.

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#48082 - 03/01/18 06:07 AM Re: MacMini & solid state drive [Re: artie505]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
+1 for OWC, I've been their customer many times.

Though you CAN find SSDs a lot cheaper other places. I prefer Sandisk Ultra II or similar for my SSDs. They're getting pretty cheap.
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