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The "Mac mini w/optical" thread below...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 02, 2012 09:31PM
...got me wondering-- what does the lack of an internal optical drive get you in the i5 mini?

Could you add an SSD alá the mini-server?



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Posted by: sekker
Date: April 02, 2012 09:40PM
Why not? Should work great.
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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 02, 2012 09:59PM
Thanks, sekker.

I didn't know if any additional brackets or cable/harness would be needed, though.

An i5 mini-refurb could be on the list next year, after Apple announces all their new iron for this year.



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Re: The "Mac mini w/optical" thread below...
Posted by: decay
Date: April 02, 2012 10:16PM
some helpful links i found by gewgling
i5 mini upper bay drive


[forums.macrumors.com]

[www.ifixit.com]

[forums.macrumors.com]



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Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 02, 2012 10:19PM
Does this mean the i5 models have cabling (and space) inside for a second hard disk?

Edit: I didn't see dk's links above.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2012 10:20PM by deckeda.
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Re: The "Mac mini w/optical" thread below...
Posted by: decay
Date: April 02, 2012 10:27PM
adding:

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Each drive has dedicated mount on the case-side of the drive. The only mounting hardware you'll need are the hard drive mounting screws, and only two are required per drive, for the mount-side.

Otherwise, there isn't another mounting bracket that I'm aware of (it honestly appears that apple is using the SATA cables to keep the drives in place).

You can see the bottom drive's mount in this iFixit photo:



and

[www.impactcomputers.com]
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Posted by: sekker
Date: April 02, 2012 10:43PM
SSDs often weigh less, so they tend to not be thrown around too much even when only loosely mounted.
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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 03, 2012 12:17AM
SSDs often weigh less, so they tend to not be thrown around too much even when only loosely mounted.

That and the lack of rotating platters means no vibration or torque involved, so an SSD could just lie on top of the OEM drive.

This is interesting news.

Thanks for all the info!



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