Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit

Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit

$29.95

$29.95

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Product Details

Features

Features

Server-size your Mac Mini for less.

  • All Mac Minis support two hard drives—don't pay the Apple premium for an expensive Mac Mini server when you can use our kit to make one yourself and save money.
  • This kit 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:

  • 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
  • 26 Bit Driver Kit - includes all of the screwdriver sizes you need for this upgrade, and equips you for tons of other repair jobs
  • Spudger - ESD safe tool for disconnecting cables, poking, and prying

Compatibility

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

Repair Stories

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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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My Problem

I bought a used Mac Mini, that only had 2 GB RAM, and had 10.7.5 installed on an OEM 5400 rpm standard drive. I wanted my wife to have a really nice computing experience, so I thought I'd upgrade to double HDs, with the new one being an SSD.

My Fix

I threw in a 2nd drive--a 240 GB SSD, and installed 10.11.6 . . .

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My Problem

Wasn't a fix. Needed to add a second HDD to my Mini.

My Fix

It was very smooth, considering. Everything in the tutorial was straight forward. Where I got slowed down was self induced. I was very nervous about disconnecting the different cables. Not knowing if a cable was supposed to pull straight out o . . .

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My Problem

Order received before the arrival date. I ordered just the kit with no tools. All parts fit perfectly. Installation went with no glitches. I installed a Samsung SSD as the main boot drive and kept the original HDD to increase computer performance. The only thing I noticed was the threads and thickne . . .

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My Problem

The computer was just really slow - I was also installing a new 1TB SSD in my macbook pro so it made sense to use the parts that I had in the mac mini.

My Fix

It took a little longer than I thought - stripping down every single part from the inside of the computer was not what I had in mind when I took the . . .

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My Problem

Installed a SSD to run OS off of, faster boot/load times.

My Fix

The tear down was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I did have to do all the steps because the SSD was becoming the boot drive and the old Hard drive (1TB) is just for storage. The mini is mostly used as a server storage for my wife and . . .

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My Problem

I installed the dual drive kit in my mac mini. Everything went great and the instructions were so thorough! thankfully... there are so many steps.

My Fix

It went well other than the simplest part at the end... my ram! one of the plastic spring holsters on the bottom slot snapped off. I don't know if I was . . .

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