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iFixit Intros Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: iFixit Intros Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit Reply with quote

iFixit Intros Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit
Friday, August 12, 2011
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iFixit has announced the release of their Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit for the new 2011 Mac mini. This kit allows users to install a second hard inside their Mac mini. It includes a proprietary SATA hard drive cable, shock-absorbing mounting grommets, mounting screws, logic board removal tool, spudger, and a 26-piece bit driver kit. iFixit also posted a handy online guide with pictures and instructions to help users out with installation. The Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit from iFixit is priced at $69.95.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet, but could they just sell me the cable for like $19.95 and we call it a day? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to see someone get an upgrade kit out. It seems a little bit pricey at $70 though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Apple will respond by limiting/restricting supplies of the proprietary SATA cable (which presumeably iFixit buy as an Apple spare part)? Or has iFixit sourced its own compatible cable??
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey everyone, I have been reading the posts here and on Macrumors about the hard drive swap on the new mini. It seems that everyone is having an easy time doing it, I have a 2010 mini that I changed the drive twice and a few others that I did for neighbors and the only difference is the temperature cable on the hard drive and I find that the antenna screen is much, much harder to put back in on the 2011, it is a bear, at least mine was.

The new kit from macfixit will be correct, but there will be many more paper weights do to such a complete take down, in my opinion.

Has any one else had to struggle with the antenna?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did 4 so far the metal grill is tough to line back up.

I found the wires in the hdd slot must be positioned correctly.

the hdd/ssd must have the two screws set in the side of the mini .

then grill attaches left and right then the two screws to the ssd/hdd.

the grill will bend a bit if you have not done the screws to the ssd/hdd
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price for the Apple cable has gone up to $39 and is out of stock.

http://www.macpartsonline.com/922-9560-bottom-hard-drive-flex-cable-mini-server-mid-2010-a1347.html

I guess it's like anything else, the price is whatever the market will pay.

Myself I'm happy with a nice external drive until the craze is over the reports of overheating have come in.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC Not to be negative but why would the mini overheat? It is the same as the server, which has 2 hard drives and a single fan.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom d wrote:
KC Not to be negative but why would the mini overheat? It is the same as the server, which has 2 hard drives and a single fan.

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Agree, I haven't seen any reports of either the 2010 or 2011 mini's overheating. The 2011 will run a bit warmer, the processor runs warm and if equipped with the GPU and software utilizes it the computer will also run warmer. Seems people are a bit strong with vocabulary.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The server has a temp sensor on each drive. I don't believe one is included with the 2nd drive kit so it seems like it could cause it to over heat.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, I think the 2011 versions do not have the sensors.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this is true that the 2011 does not have a temperature control wire on the second or first hard drive, where as the 2010 has a wire on the hard drive. I have the base on the 2011, and a non server model on the 2010.

However, not to make this a pi___ match, smc fan control works in both models. It has no cable in either model, just software, it is able to take advantage of the cable in the 2010 but not 2011. Apple must have software or something that makes their fan run faster in each model, or they would overheat, because there is no cable.

I mean no disrespect, just trying to figure out how it works.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2011 mini queries the drive itself for temperature. I put a OWC SSD and it reports 128C. Asked OWC and they say don't worry as their drives don't report temps so data is false. The mini doesn't do anything with the fan so it must ignore the temp.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
I put a OWC SSD and it reports 128C.


The one in my MBP does the same thing now that you remind me. I was pretty amused the first time I saw that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:17 pm    Post subject: 2011 burn out Reply with quote

My mini overheated saturday night, fan shut down and internal temps reached over 100 degrees C. Then it wouldn't boot. It was two weeks old and had it replaced. Before it shutdown for the final time, I took screen shots.
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