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For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Jan 15, 2 1. For some reason it become the speed like a SATA 1.

Thanks in advance! COrocket macrumors Dec 9, 1. I've been very happy with my previous generation so I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Samsung drive in the future.


Nov 2, 70 3 Tucson. I recommend OWC, have been using them for a couple of years now, have had no problems with them. Jaben macrumors regular. Sep 18, 0 CA. Dec 3, 2, 10 Lancashire.

I already have a sizable external drive with my media library on and as any future Mac will likely have a Gb Flash drive, I'm prepared for a simple switch over when that time comes. Last edited: Jan 16, ElectronGuru macrumors Sep 5, 1, Oregon, USA.

Mac mini Model A Hard Drive Replacement - iFixit Repair Guide

Just put a crucial M in my A little more space than I need but the noise and lack of space were really driving me nuts. If you can coordinate the OS upgrade at the same time, all the better. Wuiffi macrumors a. Oct 6, Just pick the cheapest one you can find, as the speed is limited by Sata 2 as you said.

Mac Mini (A1283) RAM replacement

Jul 8, 31 8. There may have been others, I don't know. Also, Samsung worked without issue. There are many others that do not use Sandforce controllers also, do the research! This difficulty does not appear to affect later Macs that use the Intel controller. Last edited: Jan 17, Reactions: vjl Jan 16, 0. Wuiffi said:. Thanks for your advices! Bobtennis - you're right that my Mac Mini has got the NVidia controller. According to the comments in this thread these controllers should work fine together. In another thread I found that Crucial m4 would work fine but this appeared to be sold out at shops near me. I will post a reply when I got my new SSD installed. And in the meantime I will have a look at OWC's video guide. Jan 31, 88 1 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. I feel a lot safer with my important photos and files on an SSD versus an aging mechanical drive. Image courtesy iFixit. Since the SSD is so small and light, some people skip the adapter and just uses pieces of double-sized tape to hold their SSDs in place.

Pick the one you prefer. Earlier Mac minis are easier to open, requiring a putty knife , Phillips 00 Screwdriver , and spudger. One is to install a new copy of OS X on the drive, then install only the apps and files you want. This will give you a completely fresh start, though your emails, app settings, and other files will need to be separately hunted down and brought over from your other hard drive. Follow the directions here. You should find that your emails, files, and apps have all been brought over intact.