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Duel Hard Drive Kit

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Mac mini Mid 2011

Installing Mac mini Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit

Installing Mac mini Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit

2 - 4 uren


Mijn probleem

I wanted to add an SSD for the operating system but also wanted to keep my original 1TB drive with all my data on it as well.

Mijn oplossing

I followed the ifixit 2011 repair guide and it was almost 100% accurate. One small error I found was a screw in step 3 needed to be removed from the fan on bottom right corner of the fan. This also meant that the screw in step 14 circled yellow was already removed in step 3 and did not need to be removed. It stumped me at first before realizing this. Another bump in the road was the new SSD i mounted as the new drive had it's cable pop off the drive after seating everything and closing everything back up. I turned on the Mac and the drive was not recognized. My heart sank. Upon opening it all back up again, i saw that the SATA cable was partially off. This time i took iFixit's advice and taped the SATA cable with black electrical tape onto the drive so it could not pop off. This time the mac mini detected the new SSD.

Mijn advies

Tape the new hard drive SATA cable to the drive with black electrical tape to keep the cable from popping off the drive. Dedicating the OSX operating system drive an SSD will make your mac mini fly. It's such an improvement I can't even compare it to night and day. Its better than night and day. I used a 120GB kingston hyper-x SSD with the iFixit duel hard drive kit. So happy. Make sure you get the motherboard removal tool or you will not be able to pull the MB out of the case. Dont buy the Kingston SSD Now drives. They have ultra slow controllers on them. Not worth the money.

Mac mini Dual Drive Kit afbeelding
Mac mini Dual Drive Kit


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