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The Samsung X5 SSD’s connected via TB3 are very fast. They’re NVMe drives…When I got the Mac Mini with an internal 256GB SSD, I knew that I’d be adding an external drive. Very happy to have found these Samsung drives, runs at the speed of an internal drive.
 
Where Apple really got me, though, was that I selected 8GB of memory, intending to upgrade the memory myself if I needed it. I had read that memory was user upgradeable. Well, when I saw what would be needed to do the upgrade myself, taking just about everything out of the case, I decided to have Apple do it. The labor costs were fine, but they really rip you off on the cost of the memory chips. I should have asked if they would do the upgrade using memory chips that I supplied, but decided not to go that route. I doubt that they would have let me go that routegone along with that, and missmissed out on the very high margin on the cost of the memory chips. Anyways, it cost about twice what it would have cost to get the memory at the time I configured the system on the Apple web site. A lesson learned :-).
Where Apple really got me, though, was that I selected 8GB of memory, intending to upgrade the memory myself if I needed it. I had read that memory was user upgradeable. Well, when I saw what would be needed to do the upgrade myself, taking just about everything out of the case, I decided to have Apple do it. The labor costs were fine, but they really rip you off on the cost of the memory chips. I should have asked if they would do the upgrade using memory chips that I supplied, but decided not to go that route. I doubt that they would have let me go that routegone along with that, and missmissed out on the very high margin on the cost of the memory chips. Anyways, it cost about twice what it would have cost to get the memory at the time I configured the system on the Apple web site. A lesson learned :-).

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The Samsung X5 SSD’s connected via TB3 are very fast. They’re NVMe drives…When I got the Mac Mini with an internal 256GB SSD, I knew that I’d be adding an external drive. Very happy to have found these Samsung drives, runs at the speed of an internal drive.
 
Where Apple really got me, though, was that I got anselected 8GB configurationof memory, intending to upgrade the memory myself if I needed it. I had read that memory was user upgradeable. Well, when I saw what would be needed to do the upgrade myself, taking just about everything out of the case, I decided to have Apple do it. The labor costs were fine, but they really rip you off on the cost of the memory chips. I should have asked if they would do the upgrade using memory chips that I supplied, but decided not to go that route. I doubt that they would have let me go that route, and miss out on very high margin on the cost of the memory chips. Anyways, it cost about twice what it would have cost to get the memory at the time I configured the system on the Apple web site. A lesson learned :-).
Where Apple really got me, though, was that I got anselected 8GB configurationof memory, intending to upgrade the memory myself if I needed it. I had read that memory was user upgradeable. Well, when I saw what would be needed to do the upgrade myself, taking just about everything out of the case, I decided to have Apple do it. The labor costs were fine, but they really rip you off on the cost of the memory chips. I should have asked if they would do the upgrade using memory chips that I supplied, but decided not to go that route. I doubt that they would have let me go that route, and miss out on very high margin on the cost of the memory chips. Anyways, it cost about twice what it would have cost to get the memory at the time I configured the system on the Apple web site. A lesson learned :-).

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The Samsung X5 SSD’s connected via TB3 are very fast. They’re NVMe drives…When I got the Mac Mini with an internal 256GB SSD, I knew that I’d be adding an external drive. Very happy to have found these Samsung drives, runs at the speed of an internal drive.

Where Apple really got me, though, was that I got an 8GB configuration, intending to upgrade the memory myself if I needed it. I had read that memory was user upgradeable. Well, when I saw what would be needed to do the upgrade myself, taking just about everything out of the case, I decided to have Apple do it. The labor costs were fine, but they really rip you off on the cost of the memory chips. I should have asked if they would do the upgrade using memory chips that I supplied, but decided not to go that route. I doubt that they would have let me go that route, and miss out on very high margin on the cost of the memory chips. Anyways, it cost about twice what it would have cost to get the memory at the time I configured the system on the Apple web site.  A lesson learned :-).

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