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Here’s the IFIXIT guide you’ll need to follow to swap out your drives: [guide|3113]. At Step 21 you’ll need to take the thermal sensor off, use extreme care! As its very easy to break. Transfer it to your SSD in the same location. Do take the time to read some of the comments before you start.
 
As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO line is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drives ‘auto sense’ as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this! So you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
 
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)] you do have a second choice. As an option you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. OrOr, if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3]
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)] you do have a second choice. As an option you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. OrOr, if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3]
 
That way you can keep your current drive and then after installing your MacOS onto the SSD as well as your User accounts & Apps switch the boot drive over to your new SSD. Leaving your HD as the data drive for your stuff. That way you can reduce the size of the SSD you need.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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Here’s the IFIXIT guide you’ll need to follow to swap out your drives: [guide|3113]. At Step 21 you’ll need to take the thermal sensor off, use extreme care! As its very easy to break. Transfer it to your SSD in the same location. Do take the time to read some of the comments before you start.
 
As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO line is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drives ‘auto sense’ as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this! So you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
 
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)]

As
you do have a second choice. As an option you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. Or if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3]
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)]

As
you do have a second choice. As an option you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. Or if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3]
 
That way you can keep your current drive and then after installing your MacOS onto the SSD as well as your User accounts & Apps switch the boot drive over to your new SSD. Leaving your HD as the data drive for your stuff. That way you can reduce the size of the SSD you need.

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Here’s the IFIXIT guide you’ll need to follow to swap out your drives: [guide|3113]. At Step 21 you’ll need to take the thermal sensor off, use extreme care! As its very easy to break. Transfer it to your SSD in the same location. Do take the time to read some of the comments before you start.
 
As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO line is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drives ‘auto sense’ as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this! So you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
 
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)]

As an option
you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. Or if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3] That

That
way you can keep your current drive and then after installing your MacOS onto the SSD as well as your User accounts & Apps switch the boot drive over to your new SSD. Leaving your HD as the data drive for your stuff. That way you can reduce the size of the SSD you need.
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)]

As an option
you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. Or if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3] That

That
way you can keep your current drive and then after installing your MacOS onto the SSD as well as your User accounts & Apps switch the boot drive over to your new SSD. Leaving your HD as the data drive for your stuff. That way you can reduce the size of the SSD you need.

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Here’s the IFIXIT guide you’ll need to follow to swap out your drives: [guide|3113]. At Step 21 you’ll need to take the thermal sensor off, use extreme care! As its very easy to break. Transfer it to your SSD in the same location. Do take the time to read some of the comments before you start.
 
As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO line is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drives ‘auto sense’ as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this! So you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO line is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drives ‘auto sense’ as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this! So you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
 
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)] you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. Or if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3] That way you can keep your current drive and then after installing your MacOS onto the SSD as well as your User accounts & Apps switch the boot drive over to your new SSD. Leaving your HD as the data drive for your stuff. That way you can reduce the size of the SSD you need.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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Here’s the IFIXIT guide you’ll need to follow to swap out your drives: [guide|3113]. At Step 21 you’ll need to take the thermal sensor off, use extreme care! As its very easy to break. Transfer it to your SSD in the same location. Do take the time to read some of the comments before you start.
 
As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drive auto sensedrives ‘auto sense’ as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this sothis! So you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drive auto sensedrives ‘auto sense’ as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this sothis! So you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
 
I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)] you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. Or if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3] That way you can keep your current drive and then after installing your MacOS onto the SSD as well as your User accounts & Apps switch the boot drive over to your new SSD. Leaving your HD as the data drive for your stuff. That way you can reduce the size of the SSD you need.

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Original post by: Dan ,

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Here’s the IFIXIT guide you’ll need to follow to swap out your drives: [guide|3113]. At Step 21 you’ll need to take the thermal sensor off, use extreme care! As its very easy to break. Transfer it to your SSD in the same location. Do take the time to read some of the comments before you start.

As for your choice of SSD’s: The Samsung 860 EVO is a great drive. In truth it runs at all of the SATA speeds: SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) & SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) we call these drive auto sense as it will match up with your systems SATA Port I/O speed. Not all drives do this so you picked a winner here as your system is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).

I’m not sure I understand you listing out the different drive sizes its upto you what your needs are. Depending on which version of system ([https://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=Macmini4,1|2010 Mac Mini’s (Macmini4,1)] you can add in a second drive using this kit: [guide|8958] replacing your optical drive. Or if you have the server version then this kit: [product|IF171-005-3] That way you can keep your current drive and then after installing your MacOS onto the SSD as well as your User accounts & Apps switch the boot drive over to your new SSD. Leaving your HD as the data drive for your stuff. That way you can reduce the size of the SSD you need.

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