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Mac Mini Late 2012

Installing Mac Mini Late 2012 Dual Hard Drive Kit

Installing Mac Mini Late 2012 Dual Hard Drive Kit

45 minutes

Moderate

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 Mini with a new Samsung 850 EVO SSD... So, it went well!

My Advice

Take your time as there are a lot of small delicate components. Some people say this can be done without having to move the logic board assembly (slightly) out of the case... I was not able to accomplish this. But I think I only moved the logic board about 1cm to obtain the clearance needed to perform the drive swap. I also used the opportunity with the case open and many parts removed to grab some canned air and clean out about 7 years worth of dust.

Mac mini Dual Drive Kit Image
Mac mini Dual Drive Kit

$26.99

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