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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Can you add a 2nd HDD to the $799 Mac Mini?

I've looked at the teardown and I must ask if anyone knows if you can add a 2nd HD to the $799 Mac Mini. The reason I ask is because you cannot get the AMD Radeon HD 6630M Graphics card and a second hard drive.

If I buy a $799 Mac Mini and choose to add a second HDD will there still be room or does the Radeon HD 6630M card get in the way?

I want the server version, but you have no choice on graphics cards. Thanks!

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I can confirm I was able to install a 2nd drive in mine just fine. In fact I replaced the stock 500G drive and installed two SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive from

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+ what cabling did you use?


I used the cable sold by, and the original Apple cable. I did peel off the black plastic from Apple's drive and transfer it to the new drive. Don't want any shorting.


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As far as I know there's no definitive answer yet. I guess we're waiting for someone to actually obtain the required cable and successfully fit a second drive in a 2011 mini with Radeon 6630M. It certainly looked like there was room in mine when I fitted my SSD the other day. It had the space under the HD just like in the teardown of the Intel-graphics-only mini. As soon as it's confirmed possible I'll be adding a second drive to mine for Windows.

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