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Mac Mini 1TB Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

Mac Mini 1TB Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

Posted March 6, 2009 at 3:02pm by iClarified
A new do-it-yourself kit from iFixIt allows you to hack your new Mac mini to have 1 Terabyte of internal storage. This hack enables you to replace your mini's internal optical drive with a second hard drive. This kit does require basic soldering to connect power wires. A soldering iron, solder, and electrical tape is required, but not currently included with this kit.

Kit contents:
- 2x 500 GB, 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA hard drives
- 15 pin SATA power to 4 pin power cable
- 6 pin SATA power and 7 pin SATA data to 4 pin power and 7 pin SATA data cable
- Putty knife
- #0 Phillips screwdriver

The Mac mini 1 TB Upgrade Kit costs $249.95 and is available for purchase using the link below.

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Mgs - March 6, 2009 at 8:46pm
What's the whole point of that if you gotta replace the SuperDrive by another hard drive!!??
attnck - March 7, 2009 at 8:48am
The Mac Mini is a Desktop, not a laptop. So the crappy internal optical drive can go, and more storage can take its place. Then you can use your external Blue-Ray drive. Now an even better example would be a Mac Mini Cluster, optical drives are not needed and storage is, and to minimize the footprint of the cluster and all the clutter of wires, a 2nd internal drive would be useful.
mgs - March 7, 2009 at 11:21am
Then you might look at it that way, but it's waste of money! An external bluray costs more then your mini!!! But it's my point of vue!! If you wanna pay around 1600$ for a mac mini, that's you're choice.
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