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Upgrade existing Mini HDD to SSD or buy new MIni with SSD?

 
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ivan77
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Upgrade existing Mini HDD to SSD or buy new MIni with SSD? Reply with quote

Hi,

I am looking at getting an SSD either Crucial 128GB or 256GB but is worth it to get the 256GB as it costs nearly 300?

Or I was wondering if its worth buying new Mini with SSD?

I currently have late 2009 2.26Ghz with 4GB RAM. Thing is I don't use any CPU intensive tasks, dont play games either so would new Mini be waste?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A )

do you use the dvd slot?


B)

Have you ever run Lion vs snow?

c)

what do you use mini for?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honesty is the best policy...

If it works why fix it..

Also i hate to burst your bubble if you don't game why do you need a new mini if you don't need the extra processing power then why upgrade.

Also do you have a thunderbolt display??? or the thunderbolt display adapter another item you are going to be needing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a) hardly use dvd slot.

b) haven't tried Lion currently using Snow Leopard.

c) main use for mini is browsing, itunes, erm thats about it!

philiparcario wrote:
A )

do you use the dvd slot?


B)

Have you ever run Lion vs snow?

c)

what do you use mini for?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep true with the saying!

I have dual monitors 1 using mini dvi to dvi and the other mini displayport to dvi.

macmanmacman wrote:
honesty is the best policy...

If it works why fix it..

Also i hate to burst your bubble if you don't game why do you need a new mini if you don't need the extra processing power then why upgrade.

Also do you have a thunderbolt display??? or the thunderbolt display adapter another item you are going to be needing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you buy a 2011 mac mini you can't run snow leopard better then half speed. so buying a new mac mini means learning lion. I would advise you to at least play with some lion osx to see if you like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Lion on an Air Reply with quote

Hi Philip! I hated Lion (before it came out).
Now that I'm running it on a MacBook Air
I for the most part am very pleased with
the Air as well as Lion. I miss a few things
from Snow Leopard but overall, if you don't
need Rosetta then its an improvement.

My vote goes to Lion.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend to upgrade an SSD to your Mac Mini. I just recently upgraded my 2009 Mac Mini with 120 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD and the improvement in performance and particularly application loading times is very significant.

I have also posted a guide on the steps I did to upgrade the SSD to my Mac Mini here: http://mymediaexperience.com/how-to-speed-up-mac-mini-with-ssd-hard-drive/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After what I've heard, the SSD's that Apple put in their computers, are not superfast. So if you have the skills to swap the drive yourself, that's the road I would go.
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