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1.5 Core Solo, 1.66 or 1.83 Core Duo, or 1.83 or 2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Hard Drive Upgrade Limit

What is the Hard Drive Size Upgrade limit for a

Apple Mac Mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo Computer, Model MA607LLA

original configuration -

1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor

2MB L2 Cache

667MHz Frontside Bus

512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) on two DIMMs; supports up to 2GB

60GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive; optional 80GB, 120GB or 160GB drive2

Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0

Apple Remote

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I have changed from 80GB to 500GB and it works just fine.


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Your machine uses a Serial ATA standard 2.5" hard drive. The largest drive I found that would work for you is 640 GB: [linked product missing or disabled: IF107-086-1]

Here's an excellent tutorial on how to replace it:

I just discovered this and thought it might be of interest: CPU can be replaced with a faster "Socket M"/"Socket M" Core Duo or Core 2 Duo

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Very nice guide. + Ralph


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Now that 1TB HDs with 9mm height are available, you can also upgrade the internal HD to 1 Terabyte. I just finished it and it works fine :)

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The Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD10TPVT) 1TB fits. Its has a12.5 mm height and I have one installed in the upper bay. Its snug but works fine.

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