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Mac Mini 4.1 (mid 2010) / USB3?

 
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pgershon
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini 4.1 (mid 2010) / USB3? Reply with quote

Is there a way to get external eSata or USB3 ports on this? I mistakenly thought the machine had thunderbolt, but it is a DVI port.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry you are out of luck, I acquired a broken 2010 and was ordering a new logic board when i realized the 2010 did not have any way for a high speed external drives.

I ended up upgrading my mac mini 2010 to a 2012

It is not worth the cost

Parts required:
2012 logic board
New airport card and cable
2012 antenna
Ram is old ram is not compatible

Also the optical drive will not fit the new logic board and the plastic tray will have to be cut to avoid large components on the board.

So in the end it is about the same price of a 2012.
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