2, 2.26, 2.53, or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

97 Questions View all

Raptor HD replacement for Mac Mini Server?

Is it possible to replace the original hard drives in a mac Mini Server with a western Digital Raptor HD? Will the power supply spin it?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment
Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

The mac mini uses a 2.5'' harddrive. I don't know of any WD Raptor drives in the 2.5" form factor. The other concern here is heat and power usage. WD Raptor 10K drives are also major power hogs, so the machine will probably shut down from overdraw.

In short, it won't work. Get a SSD or a 7200RPM drive.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

Agreed +

by

Add a comment

It is possible, but raptors are quite noisy and get hot, the latter makes them especially not good for mac minis. I would go with ssd or green, or blue models

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

The Raptor is a 3.5" drive (has a special heat sink), sorry just won't fit as it was designed for 3.5" HD frame.

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

Phillip Lauer will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 3

All Time: 5,741