Answer to: Do the mid 2011 mac mini computers use odd hdd sensors like the iMacNo it does not! I have swapped hard drives and even installed a second SSD and found no issues or proprietary issues! Update: You should also watch your language and there is no real issue with the iMac sensor for anybody with a little skill!
Answer to: OnBoard RAM on MacBook 13" 2012?OWC "Macsales.com" has 16gb 2x8 for the New 13” MacBook. Apple officially has stated Maximum at 8gb but is fully capable of supporting 16gb.
Mac Mini Mid 2011 Teardown
I too have successfully bought the iFixit 2nd hard drive kit and installed an OWC Mercury Extreme SSD and loaded the OS only on it which has really made a huge difference and increased overall speed of my 2011 Mac Mini. I found it fairly easy to do and have also upgraded Ram to 16gb. I am extremely happy with the results. I encourage anybody to try the SSD option to load just the OS option on the SSD. I most cases you can get away with a very affordable 64gb SSD drive.