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Upgrading SATA drive in the Mac Mini

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

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:
Mac Mini Raptor Sata Raid

Mac Mini Sata Raptor

Mac Mini Sata Raptor

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