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What's the max. HD size for a 2008 Mac Mini

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: What's the max. HD size for a 2008 Mac Mini Reply with quote

Perhaps I am just never satisfied with the HD size, having just put in a 500GB Hitachi in my 2008 mini, last year. Everything runs great, no problem with Lion, etc.

But because I have a dual boot with W7, I would like to have a larger HD, but keep my optical drive.

So I would appreciate any comments from anyone that has increased the HD drive of the 2008 mini above 500GB, with no modifications. 750GB would be fine if 1TB is not possible.


Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently Samsung has a 1TB drive with proper form factor (9.5mm). I think WD might also have one. I've got the Samsung in one of my Minis and it's a little champ.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
Currently Samsung has a 1TB drive with proper form factor (9.5mm). I think WD might also have one. I've got the Samsung in one of my Minis and it's a little champ.


this is the max size


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291

also one person wrote 5 bad reviews for it. so the reviews are better then 4 stars if you factor him out. i have had 4 or 5 without problems
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the 9.5mm WD disk part number is WD10JPVT, be sure not to confuse this with WD10TPVT which is 12.5mm
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So 1TB is possible. YaY. Very Happy

It's always good to check the Forum for answers.

Thank you guys.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anything recommended in the 7200 rpm flavor??
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sammiefish wrote:
anything recommended in the 7200 rpm flavor??


IIRC:
no such thing as a 1tb 2.5 inch 7200 rpm so

the best 7200 rpm 2.5 inch drive is a wd scorpio black size is 750gb..

by best It is the fastest. cost a lot over 175


http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Internal-2-5-Inch/dp/B004I9J5OG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1327711310&sr=8-3
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
sammiefish wrote:
anything recommended in the 7200 rpm flavor??


IIRC:
no such thing as a 1tb 2.5 inch 7200 rpm so


Not so, the Seagate Constellation ST91000640NS is a 7200rpm 1GB laptop drive... but costs an astronomical ~$380 where available.

See: CDW.com, Seagate.com
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HidariMigi wrote:
philiparcario wrote:
sammiefish wrote:
anything recommended in the 7200 rpm flavor??


IIRC:
no such thing as a 1tb 2.5 inch 7200 rpm so


Not so, the Seagate Constellation ST91000640NS is a 7200rpm 1GB laptop drive... but costs an astronomical ~$380 where available.

See: CDW.com, Seagate.com





the drive you link us to is 15 mm tall it does not fit in very many laptops. in fact I don't know of any laptop that can fit it.


go to page 26 and read mounting specs.

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/docs/manual/enterprise/Constellation%202_5%20in/100545983e.pdf


here is a fun build i did tonight;

A samsung 256gb ssd

a Lacie little big disk thunderbolt

a knockoff of owc's maximus mini

2 cables

and 2 samsung 1tb hdds 9.5 mm they fit in a mini

go to the last page photos easy to build

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1280118
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