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Does it make sense to upgrade this late 2009 mini?

 
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Xeronimo74
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Does it make sense to upgrade this late 2009 mini? Reply with quote

I'd like to install 4 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD in it. I have to have a technician install it because it's so difficult to do it yourself with this model!? And that will add to the costs ...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the 2.53GHz Core2 Duo Mini (late 2009) 4GB ran and 320GB HDD. The HDD feels slow in this machine so an SSD is definitely the way to go whilst upgrading the ram.

I have a 2007 2.0GHz Core2 Duo iMac also 4GB ram with a 1TB HDD and it feels much quicker than the mini.

I have my iMac running 10.9.4 Mavericks without any problems and I'm happy with the speed of the machine. Not felt like it needs an upgrade or anything and runs much quicker than my windows machines are work.

The Mini is a standard mini but I use it as a server. I have it on all the time running Mac OS X Server as well as Plex Server streaming media throughout the house. I also use it as a second desktop machine when I need another system.

There is definitely life left in your Mini
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Does it make sense to upgrade this late 2009 mini? Reply with quote

Xeronimo74 wrote:
I'd like to install 4 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD in it. I have to have a technician install it because it's so difficult to do it yourself with this model!? And that will add to the costs ...

Thanks!


No technician needs to be involved. You can actualy go up to 8GB ram on a late 2009 mini..

OWC has both the memory, and good upgrade videos for both memory and HD. I have rather "fat fingers" and with some patience, was able to upgrade the mini twice without issues.

Enjoy.

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