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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: SSD for Mac Mini 2010 Reply with quote

Dear all,

I just upgraded my MM2010 to 8GB memory and I would like to upgrade more if possible

What kind of SSD does MM2010 support? Any 2.5'' SATA SSD would be OK? Is there any restrictions? SATA 2 or SATA 3? All capacities are OK?

Thanks, also I don't know if I could upgrade the Core 2 Duo CPU

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the 2009-2012 Mac mini's have their CPUs soldered on the board. As far as SSD's, the Crucial M4's and Samsung 840's at SATA 6Gb/s are where you should be looking. It's a great time to buy one too. You can pick up a 256GB model for around $175. Probably even less if you look around.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grasshopper wrote:
No, the 2009-2012 Mac mini's have their CPUs soldered on the board. As far as SSD's, the Crucial M4's and Samsung 840's at SATA 6Gb/s are where you should be looking. It's a great time to buy one too. You can pick up a 256GB model for around $175. Probably even less if you look around.
Someone told me who works for Apple this is not true.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which part is not true?

That the CPU in the 2009 to 2012 minis is soldered to the motherboard? That is true, and the CPU is not upgradable.

That Crucial and Samsung SSDs can be had for $175? Look around, as prices vary.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Someone told me who works for Apple this is not true.

Who? Tim Cook? If you are going to quote Apple employees, at least give the position of the source.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have access to the high end rework equipment you could take the CPU off of the motherboard and put a new one on it, but few people have such access.

People have posted here that they were going to do it, but never posted back.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brendan wrote:
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Someone told me who works for Apple this is not true.

Who? Tim Cook? If you are going to quote Apple employees, at least give the position of the source.
I do not want to get this person fired okay. He works in Cupertino in the technical department.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because he gave you bad information?

Was he confused and thought you meant the iMac?

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2009/03/more-mac-mini-details-soldered-processor-drive-upgrades/

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
Brendan wrote:
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Someone told me who works for Apple this is not true.

Who? Tim Cook? If you are going to quote Apple employees, at least give the position of the source.
I do not want to get this person fired okay. He works in Cupertino in the technical department.

No one is asking for names, but it adds credibility to your statement if you actually give more details than "someone". Apple is a technical company so that doesn't really narrow it down.
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