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Add a second hard disk to mid-2011 Mac Mini
The process went smoothly. The cable came pre-bent which saved time. The tare down was well documented by the guide and everything went as planned on the tare-down. Putting it back together was not as well covered by the guide and probably deserves a few more words then ... well nothing, the guide hardly touches on reassembly.
Reinstalling the original hard drive is a royal PITA. You need to align the back mounting holes blind, just drop it in and hope they hit correctly. The mounting is made harder with the 2nd hard drive installed. There is not much room for the MLB power cables to route with the second drive. If you don't get it right you might not realize it until almost the entire thing back together and the screws for the antenna plate don't line up... Then you need to take the whole thing apart again. I finally ended up pre-fitting the antenna plate before I put the MLB back in so I knew that I had it lined up correctly.
Step 33 and 35 mention torx screws that came with the kit. My kit came with hex screws.
The fan connector and IR connector remove upwards, even though they look like they move outwards. The guide states this as much, but it is easy to overlook.