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Mac Mini's - Added SSD's as second drives

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Mac Mini Late 2012

Installing Mac Mini Late 2012 Dual Hard Drive Kit

1 - 2 hours


My Problem

I am using Mac Mini's in a video playback role. I have three that I am setting up for this purpose - two were servers with a second hard drive already, one was a standard single drive unit. I was placing a SSD drive into each as the second drive/Data drives.

My Fix

The first one took the longest just because I was following the PDF very closely. I would not call this a difficult installation at all - just pay attention to details of the small cables that need to be disconnected/reconnected. First one may have taken 45 minutes, the last was maybe 15.

My Advice

Make sure you find the locating pins and matching indents when you replace the primary drive. I found it useful to put the Mac Mini vertically on edge to engage these easier.

Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit Image
Mac Mini Dual Drive Kit


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