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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:46 am    Post subject: SSD Drive Cable Reply with quote

Hi

I am a mac newb (but resonably computer literate) - I have just got a new MacMini i7 2.7GHz with a stock 500GB Hard drive, I have already uped the ram to 8Meg.

I'd like to add a Crucial SSD in addition to the existing Hard Drive (I'd actually like the SSD to be the main drive) My question is regarding attaching the SSD - do I require an additional drive cable or not

Thanks for any advice
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes you need a special cable quite over priced I will look for the link.



the full kit


http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/Mac-Mini-Dual-Hard-Drive-Kit/IF171-005

also try for a samsung as it is thin 7mm the new 830 series. the crucial may be 9.5 mm a tight fit.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info - I want to add an additional drive - will try and source a cable here in the UK
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the cable has a part number I will find the part number
found it and a link for install!


922-9560



http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1201731
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2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
the cable has a part number I will find the part number
found it and a link for install!


922-9560



http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1201731



Ta much - that will help things. Regards to NJ - spent several happy summers in Avalon NJ!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my neighbor across the street has a summer place in avalon
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