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MacMini Server 2010 second drive replacement

by matsuo

My Problem

The second HDD of my Mac mini suffered from physical issues and needed replacement.

My Fix

I ordered a 1Tb HDD and the HomeTech Toolkit and everything went smooth. I used to DIY on PCs but got a little bit scarred before getting my hands dirty on the MacMini ... but the EXCELLENT repair guide from iFixit made me confident in completing the task.

And voilà! 1 hour latter I was pretty proud of myself when my Macmini was successfully booting and recognizing my HDDs.

My Advice

The secondary HDD (Macintosh HD2) is the one on the top (first one available) : no need to completely dismantle the board.