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Current version by: Dan (vote details) ,

Title:

Can we install a second internal disk drive?

Text:

Apple released the new Mac minis in October 2014 but no longer provides a dual internal disk drive option (called the Mac mini Server).

This is a disaster for me because I like to have RAID on the internal drive to provide redundancy in case one of the internal drives fails.

I do Time Machine backups but internal RAID is just one extra level of safety for our data.

Can a second hard drive be successfully and relatively easily installed inside the new Mac minis?

I know we can use external drives but I am asking specifically about the internal drives.

=== Update (10/22/2014) ===

It seems the answer (from iFixit) is NO!

Very disappointing Apple.

RAM soldered to the motherboard as well :-(

The Mac mini just morphed into something way less valuable (to me at least).

I have to reconsider the future for our family and SOHO server.

I guess Apple wants us to go iCloud totally - good by Mac OS X Server...

Device:

Mac Mini Late 2014

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+204612

Edit by: Dan (vote details) ,

Title:

Can we install a second internal disk drive?

Text:

Apple released the new Mac minis in October 2014 but no longer provides a dual internal disk drive option (called the Mac mini Server).

This is a disaster for me because I like to have RAID on the internal drive to provide redundancy in case one of the internal drives fails.

I do Time Machine backups but internal RAID is just one extra level of safety for our data.

Can a second hard drive be successfully and relatively easily installed inside the new Mac minis?

I know we can use external drives but I am asking specifically about the internal drives.

=== Update (10/22/2014) ===

It seems the answer (from iFixit) is NO!

Very disappointing Apple.

RAM soldered to the motherboard as well :-(

The Mac mini just morphed into something way less valuable (to me at least).

I have to reconsider the future for our family and SOHO server.

I guess Apple wants us to go iCloud totally - good by Mac OS X Server...

Device:

Mac Mini Late 2014

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

-197278

Edit by: MrHatken ,

Title:

Can we install a second internal disk drive?

Text:

Apple released the new Mac minis in October 2014 but no longer provides a dual internal disk drive option (called the Mac mini Server).
This is a disaster for me because I like to have RAID on the internal drive to provide redundancy in case one of the internal drives fails.
I do Time Machine backups but internal RAID is just one extra level of safety for our data.
Can a second hard drive be successfully and relatively easily installed inside the new Mac minis?
I know we can use external drives but I am asking specifically about the internal drives.
+
+=== Update (10/22/2014) ===
+
+It seems the answer (from iFixit) is NO!
+
+Very disappointing Apple.
+
+RAM soldered to the motherboard as well :-(
+
+The Mac mini just morphed into something way less valuable (to me at least).
+
+I have to reconsider the future for our family and SOHO server.
+
+I guess Apple wants us to go iCloud totally - good by Mac OS X Server...

Device:

Mac Mini Late 2014

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

197278

Edit by: Andrew Optimus Goldheart ,

Title:

Can we install a second internal disk drive?

Text:

Apple released the new Mac minis in October 2014 but no longer provides a dual internal disk drive option (called the Mac mini Server).

This is a disaster for me because I like to have RAID on the internal drive to provide redundancy in case one of the internal drives fails.

I do Time Machine backups but internal RAID is just one extra level of safety for our data.

Can a second hard drive be successfully and relatively easily installed inside the new Mac minis?

I know we can use external drives but I am asking specifically about the internal drives.

Device:

-Mac mini 2014
+Mac Mini Late 2014

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

197278

Edit by: MrHatken ,

Title:

Can we install a second internal disk drive?

Text:

Apple released the new Mac minis in October 2014 but no longer provides a dual internal disk drive option (called the Mac mini Server).

This is a disaster for me because I like to have RAID on the internal drive to provide redundancy in case one of the internal drives fails.

I do Time Machine backups but internal RAID is just one extra level of safety for our data.

Can a second hard drive be successfully and relatively easily installed inside the new Mac minis?

I know we can use external drives but I am asking specifically about the internal drives.

Device:

Mac mini 2014

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+197278

Original post by: MrHatken ,

Title:

Can we install a second internal disk drive?

Text:

Apple released the new Mac minis in October 2014 but no longer provides a dual internal disk drive option (called the Mac mini Server).

This is a disaster for me because I like to have RAID on the internal drive to provide redundancy in case one of the internal drives fails.

I do Time Machine backups but internal RAID is just one extra level of safety for our data.

Can a second hard drive be successfully and relatively easily installed inside the new Mac minis?

I know we can use external drives but I am asking specifically about the internal drives.

Device:

Mac mini 2014

Status:

open