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What is the largest HD I can add to 3,1 mac mini?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: What is the largest HD I can add to 3,1 mac mini? Reply with quote

Hi,
I have a 2009 3.1 2.0Ghz mini. I upgraded the ram years ago to 8GB but didn't upgrade the 120GB drive a the time.

I am looking at the 750GB Scorpio Black 7200rpm drive. Is this the largest I can go? Also, with it being 7200 rpm will I run into heat issues?

Once the hard drive is in, how do I get all of my content from the 120GB drive to it?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The limit is PHYSICAL: make sure it's 9.5mm THICK, and not 12.5mm, as some large drives are.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: CCC & No Heat Issues Reply with quote

You shouldn't run into heat issues.
I like CCC or Carbon Copy Cloner
to copy (Clone) your current boot
Drive to your new one.
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