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Oysterboy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:57 am    Post subject: Howdy! Reply with quote

New to the board. Just acquired a 2006 Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz mac mini. I am a lifetime Mac user and am currently using a ~2004 Power Mac in my office, but the lack of upgradability for the pre-Intel macs really limits this 'puter Sad . Hoping to soup-up this Mac mini to use as well. I'll be looking for advice on doing this. First things first, the 80 Gb HD has to go, thinking about a 1.0 TB HDD rather than a SSD. Comments?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the 2004 power mac is not quite dead if you are running leopard you can do some background patches that will still allow access to the internet and even youtube i have 3 powerpc machines myself.

congratulations on the purchase of your mac mini i hope it brings you tons of enjoyment!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:52 am    Post subject: Re: Howdy! Reply with quote

Oysterboy wrote:
...First things first, the 80 Gb HD has to go, thinking about a 1.0 TB HDD rather than a SSD. Comments?

Depends on whether your upgrade is for speed or disk space. An SSD will make a much greater difference in boot up time, application startup and document load time than a HDD unless, perhaps, you get one of the hybrid drives. The latter incorporate a small SSD (8gb) and use it for the most common tasks. They are not much more expensive than a standard HDD. Seagate and Toshiba make these hybrid drives.
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