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SUCESS: Notes on Installing SSD in 2011 Mac Mini
 
hi all,
 
I replaced the HD in my mac mini with a OWC Electra SSD 6G.
 
1. Fan speed the same after; there is no sensor to worry about.
 
2. make sure to remove black plastic cover off of old hard drive before pulling SATA cable out of old HD; otherwise you won't be able to.
 
3. The OWC video guide is great, but you don't need to pull out the motherboard; there is just enough room to slide the old HD out and the new one in.
 
4. Installing Lion over the Internet with Int Recovery worked, but I had to change my wireless network from WPA2 security to WPA and disable uPNP; not sure why. Go with most basic/compatible settings.
 
After Lion downloaded (4 hours), it installed in 4.2 minutes flat. Jaw-dropping speed.
 
thanks all,
 
d
 
-Video Guide to replacing HDD in 2011 mac mini-:
 
http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/...
 
-word from OWC regarding no thermal sensors-:
 
"Daniel,
 
Any 2.5" drive will work on your Mac mini 2011. There is no specialized thermal sensor to worry about.
 
Sincerely,
 
OWC Jose"
 
ps: mac mini exhaust fan speed of ~1800 rpm is normal under light load.

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Original post by: Daniel Valencia ,

Text:

SUCESS: Notes on Installing SSD in 2011 Mac Mini

hi all,

I replaced the HD in my mac mini with a OWC Electra SSD 6G.

1. Fan speed the same after; there is no sensor to worry about.

2. make sure to remove black plastic cover off of old hard drive before pulling SATA cable out of old HD; otherwise you won't be able to.

3. The OWC video guide is great, but you don't need to pull out the motherboard; there is just enough room to slide the old HD out and the new one in.

4. Installing Lion over the Internet with Int Recovery worked, but I had to change my wireless network from WPA2 security to WPA and disable uPNP; not sure why. Go with most basic/compatible settings.

After Lion downloaded (4 hours), it installed in 4.2 minutes flat. Jaw-dropping speed.

thanks all,

d

-Video Guide to replacing HDD in 2011 mac mini-:

http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/...

-word from OWC regarding no thermal sensors-:

"Daniel,

Any 2.5" drive will work on your Mac mini 2011. There is no specialized thermal sensor to worry about.

Sincerely,

OWC Jose"

ps: mac mini exhaust fan speed of ~1800 rpm is normal under light load.

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