I wasn’t happy with the performance of the 4200RPM laptop drive that came factory installed in the Mac Mini. After doing some research on the web, I determined that it was possible to upgrade the drive to a standard size/performance SATA drive, so I proceeded to upgrade.
First, I obtained a NewerStack v2 to hold the drive. I bought a Western Digital Raptor to be the brawn. It was the fastest SATA drive (at the time), so it was a great upgrade. Here are the pictures: