5 - 30 minutes
To replace the mini would have been 800+ dollars and there was nothing else wrong with it.
Exactly as documented in the guide!
If your drive fails - order All the tools needed and follow the directions - save yourself several hundred dollars in the process!
Universal Drive Adapter
TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver
Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool
TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver