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2 Hard Drives 2TB in dual kit

With this Dual kit, Can I install 2 Hard Drives of 2TB: the new slim seagate (9,5mm) 0.37"? because lots of people says dual 7mm is the maximum , Thanks

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This is the 2 TB drives we use in our Mac Mini's: Spinpoint M9T Mobile SATA Drive.

I have two in my home Mini as a media server.

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Dan, I have same setup as yours, been using it for less than 6 months, recently I checked SMART data from my HDDs, and found Load Cycle Count to be very high, over 270000 and it is only in 1600 hours of power up. This number is almost half of life span of hdds. I googled for this issue and solution, tried some utilities, contacted Seagate support, but until now I found no solution that is working.

And for those who think to use M9T in their setup I would recommend to hold on. There are issues to be solved.

Dan, can you please check your LCC.

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Please review this: Wikipedia - SMART "Some laptop drives and "green power" desktop drives are programmed to unload the heads whenever there has not been any activity for a very short period of time, such as about five seconds. Many Linux installations write to the file system a few times a minute in the background. As a result, there may be 100 or more load cycles per hour, and the load cycle rating may be exceeded in less than a year"

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Your energy settings and how you use your system effects how the OS uses the drives. The Load Cycle Count only reflects the number of times the drive is put into park. You could alter the drives BIOS settings so the drive is not put into park but there is a give and a take here. When the heads are active across the disks the disks heat up and if the drive is bumped it could crash the disk. 2.5" drives do this more than 3.5" as the drives usage is different between the sizes (Laptop Vs Desktop use).

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