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2nd HDD in a Mac Mini 2011

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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

Wanted more room at SATA speed. Previous owner put in a 80GB SSD and moved the original to USB. Not ideal when working with virtual machines. Decided to slap in a Momentus XT, plenty of room and speed.

Mijn oplossing

Guide was very helpful as the mini is very cramped. Without, it's undoable to identify what goes where and in what order.

Taking apart was the easy bit though. Had to take extra care putting everything back together. Connections are tricky and hard to manipulate. But once everything was stitched back it worked perfectly.

Note: The SATA cable came pre-bent. Saved some steps in the guide. :)

Mijn advies

- Not for people with thick fingers!

- Take extra care with connections. Putting them back can be a hassle. While opening found out the previous owner did not properly seat some as they where already loose. You don't want to reopen the Mini again and again.

- Not mentioned in the guide, but when putting back the lower bay hdd you have to mind that it sits in the positioning holes correctly. You cannot see them, only blindly feel your way around. And while handling the mini it is very easy to come out again, undoing your hard work. I have a bent screw and sprocket to prove it.

Mac mini Dual Drive Kit afbeelding
Mac mini Dual Drive Kit


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