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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:16 am    Post subject: Any recommendation for an extra hard drive - Mini2011 Reply with quote

I'd like to add an extra hard drive to my 2011 Mac Mini preferably 1TB or more - Can't justify the cost of a SSD - Can anyone give me any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: PM Philip Reply with quote

Wow, no love.
PM Philip Arcario.
Not only will you get great advice
he may be able to make you a
great deal on an HD or give you
a few links with HD deals.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: PM Philip Reply with quote

billb wrote:
Wow, no love.
PM Philip Arcario.
Not only will you get great advice
he may be able to make you a
great deal on an HD or give you
a few links with HD deals.



BillB - thanks - quick update - I finally decided to get a Crucial 512GBSSD - got a good deal here in the UK - installed it (tight fit with the drive cable) and cloned the drive, enabled Trim!!!! - Goes like brown smelly stuff off a chromium shovel!!! would not have believed the difference!!!!!! 14 or 15 secs from power on to desk top (I have auto login)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: PM Philip Reply with quote

Bluenose wrote:
I finally decided to get a Crucial 512GBSSD - Goes like brown smelly stuff off a chromium shovel!!! would not have believed the difference!!!!!! 14 or 15 secs from power on to desk top (I have auto login)
HA, HA, HA, HA.......brown what? Oh my!!!
Its really astonishing how fast an SSD can be.
Before I bought an SSD I was using two 600GB
10K RPM VelociRaptors in a RAID-0 enclosure
attached via SATA. They were so fast it was
extraordinary, well.........the SSD is noticeably
faster. Its a shame TRIM doesn't work natively
for the Samsung SSD. I'm really lovin' this
Samsung though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: PM Philip Reply with quote

billb wrote:
Bluenose wrote:
I finally decided to get a Crucial 512GBSSD - Goes like brown smelly stuff off a chromium shovel!!! would not have believed the difference!!!!!! 14 or 15 secs from power on to desk top (I have auto login)
HA, HA, HA, HA.......brown what? Oh my!!!
Its really astonishing how fast an SSD can be.
Before I bought an SSD I was using two 600GB
10K RPM VelociRaptors in a RAID-0 enclosure
attached via SATA. They were so fast it was
extraordinary, well.........the SSD is noticeably
faster. Its a shame TRIM doesn't work natively
for the Samsung SSD. I'm really lovin' this
Samsung though.



I had to activate the trim command (wasn't natively activated for the drive I bought) found some instructions for the command line which seemed to work (I'm new to macs so it is still a learning experience) - any SSD is the future (assuming the price comes down!!!!!!)
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