Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit

  • Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit / Upgrade Bundle
  • Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit / Part Only
Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit

$26.99

$26.99

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Product Details

Description

Description

Your Mac Mini supports two hard drives—make the upgrade with this kit. No need to pay the Apple premium for an expensive Mac Mini server when you can do it yourself and save.

Server-size your Mac Mini for less with the iFixit kit that includes all the tools and hardware you need to install a second drive in your Mac Mini. Select the Complete Kit if you need all the tools, or select the No Tools option if you already have the required spudger, T6, and T8 screwdrivers.

Kit Contents

Kit Contents

  • SATA Hard Drive Cable - connect your new drive to the logic board
  • Mounting Grommets - soft rubber grommets protect and dampen vibrations from your new hard drive
  • Mounting Screws - four set screws to safely secure your new drive
  • Logic Board Removal Tool - specialized for the Mini's unique logic board
  • Spudger - ESD safe tool for disconnecting cables, poking, and prying
  • Bit Driver
  • 4 mm Precision Screwdriver Bits:
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6

Compatibility

Mac Mini Late 2012
2.3 GHz (Quad i7)
2.5 GHz (Dual i5)
2.6 GHz (Quad i7)
Mac Mini Mid 2011
2.3 GHz (Dual i5)
2.5 GHz (Dual i5)
2.7 GHz (Dual i7)

Repair Stories

My Problem

I had a 250GB SSD as ordered from Apple. Needed more space. Decided to add a Crucial 1TB drive in the bottom bay.

My Fix

I had bought another drive cable online and it didn't work at all. Sorry I didn't go with IFixIt. The IFixIt cable worked perfectly. Now if I could only get the Mac (Disk Utility) to buil . . .

My Problem

to make it faster

My Fix

smoothly

My Advice

fine

My Problem

Wanted to add an SSD so it would have faster start up times.

My Fix

Perfect! It was so easy using the online instruction guide that the procedure was a breeze. I loved how all tools that I needed were provided. A++

My Advice

Look at the comments within the instruction guide. They help out a lot. Under each description . . .

My Problem

needed to upgrade my macmini main drive from 500gb to 1tb

My Fix

it was easy. instructions were accurate.

My Advice

have a clear magnetic sheet next to you to keep track of the screws.

My Problem

Boot camp was being a little troublesome with just the stock drive. Certainly enough space, but after upgrading to High Sierra OS/X was getting a little more finicky than usual with the whole dedicated bootcamp partitioning thing. After having tried a few other more conventional things, DVD drives r . . .

My Problem

500GB spinning disk became a performance bottleneck after switching Mac Mini from server duty to desktop duty. I purchased the dual drive kit for the flexibility of adding a second SSD down the road. But for now, the single drive setup suits my needs perfectly.

My Fix

I'm writing this review on the Mac Mi . . .

My Problem

2011 Mac mini was starting to show it's age and needed an upgrade.

My Fix

Repair went perfectly! This kit gave me the tools for the job and the guide was a perfect companion! I was able to add an SSD and now my Mac Mini is running better than ever!

The install went so quick I forgot to take pictures!

My Advice

Pay at . . .

My Problem

Just wanted more storage, and replaced the system drive with a SSD.

My Fix

It went well.

My Advice

Be mindful of the cable connections to the PCB, and the top drive mounts built into the chassis are hard to locate during reinstall.

My Problem

Upgrade to ssd storage and memory

My Fix

Easy with the instructions. Lifted infrared cable port off card before receiving the package.... wouldn't have happened if I had the tool kit that comes with.

My Advice

Spudger

My Problem

No problems but, we replaced our old WD externel drive that started to get noisy with a new Synology TS-251 2-bay NAS external unit and a Seagate 4TB IronWolf NAS SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive and thus wanted to have the old Mac Mini updated as well and installed a new Samsu . . .

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