Mac mini Hard Drive Upgrades

Lots of people, including our own Scrivs, are concerned about the 4,200rpm hard drive that ships with the Mac mini. A lot of people have wondered if the performance would be increased with a faster drive, or if it’s limited by the controller on the motherboard.

The answer is, the faster the drive, the faster the mini. For $150 – $250 you can upgrade the hard drive in the mini to a 5,400rpm and even 7,200rpm drive, in sizes up to 100gb. There is a graph on “this”: page showing the performance improvements, as well as links to buy the drives themselves.

They don’t tell you how to actually perform the upgrade, but I’m sure there are other guides on the ‘net for that already.

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