Released on July 21, 2011. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Thunderbolt. This unit is also used to run the Mac Mini Server configuration.

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Is it possible for a second hard drive?

Is there another connection on the motherboard for a secondary sata drive? The teardown indicates it is possible to fit one but is it possible to hook one up?

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There is plenty of room for another hard drive and room to thread another SATA hard drive-to-logic board cable through to an empty connector spot on the logic board. So yes, it should be easy to install a second hard drive. You will have to get another SATA hard drive-to-logic board cable with the hard drive, though. If you do it, let us know how it goes!

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If there's an unused sata connector on the mother board, then all you have to do is pop in another drive, and the os will recognize it.

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Can someone show how they added the second harddrive and about this connection between the motherboard and the new harddrive? Do you need some special holder to put the harddrive in?

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Since the machine just came out yesterday, it might be a little while until DIYers have the necessary parts to do this install. I'm not sure if you need a special bracket, but you definitely need a second of Apple's proprietary SATA cables. I would say keep your eyes peeled on OWC (Other World Computing), because they would be my first guess for a company to come out with a kit.


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