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delivery almost as fast as the drive

by jvanlier

My Problem

Fot its 5th anniversary my model 1176 mini-mac deserved an upgrade. As the RAM could not be extended any more, I chose the 120GB SSD.

Delivery was very fast, ordered in the weekend it arrived from California in the Northern Netherlands the next Wednesday morning.

My Fix

The USB-adapter kit made cloning the drive very easy. As my Mac was reluctant to work with its belly open I needed a laptop to follow the guide, with this it was easier and went faster than I had expected. All went well, I only damaged one of the white notches keeping the enclosure in place, but this gave no problems (enough left).

My Advice

Do not insert the opening tool too far (this broke the notch), follow the guide in this.

The Mac is a lot faster now, I hope/expect I can postpone its retirement for another 5 years.