• Mac mini Model A1283 Terabyte Drive Replacement

    An issue I don't see getting discussed here is SATA 1.5 vs. SATA 3.0.

    Is the mini still using the ICH7-M AHCI which is SATA 1.5 (according to a spec I have)?

    Apparently some SATA 3.0 drives will auto-switch to 1.5 -- but it's more reliable for heavy data transfer to set it manually (with jumpers or software config app depending on the drive maker).