Released on October 23, 2012. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Apple Fusion Drive.

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Why is it starting to slow down?

mini mac late 2012

Why is it starting to slow down?

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Whats The Specs On It ?


2.5 GHz Intel Core i5

4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB


Do You Have The Storage And How Much Is Used


5 gigs, 418 still available


Standard Hard Drive: 500 GB (5400 RPM) Int. HD Interface: Serial ATA (6 Gb/s) x2


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I Recommend Upgrading To 8GB Ram And A Solid State Drive That Would Make You Mac Mini Run Smoother Especially If You Are On Mac OS X 10.12.0 Or Above

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You hard drive is to full. Anytime you get a drive more than 80% filled it will start to slow down.

Standard RAM: 4 GB Maximum RAM: 16 GB

Details: By default, 4 GB is installed as two 2 GB modules.

This model supports 16 GB of RAM using two 8 GB modules.

I would also recommend a Seagate SSHD 1 TB. Use the existing drive for storage.


adding a smaller SSD drive and turning it into a Fusion Drive.

But you may to clean up the drive and eliminate duplicate items or whatever is taking up your HD space.

Here's how to add the second drive.

Installing Mac Mini Late 2012 Dual Hard Drive Kit

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