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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Mac Mini Mid 2011 HDD Upgrade? power consumption vs 2010 Model

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I like to buy the new Mac Mini Mid 2011. Can I swap the Hard drive to any Model? I like to install a Samsung SpinPoint M8 1TB HD, SATA III (HN-M101MBB)

I have heard the last year Model has a special Sensor for the Hard drive, which only works I have take same brand as the stock HDD. Is that correct?

How is the power consumption?

Specialy Mac Mini 2010 vs Mac Mini Mid 2011

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The RAM is PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 MHz

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A different brand hard drive will not have any affect at all in the end.

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I loaded up our family's 2011 Mac Mini with 8GB of RAM, and replaced both drives (hybrid+SSD), then ran a game, 45 watts. Most I could burn would be 53 watts, briefly, seen in photos of a watt meter that I posted with the article:

“macZilla” Core i5 Mac mini: more RAM + hybrid drive + SSD drive = completely successful surgery for fast Windows 7 VM that dual boots too!

http://TinkerTry.com/maczilla

Posted by Paul Braren on Mon Mar 19th, 2012

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Chris K will be eternally grateful.
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