Install ssd mac mini 2012

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That way you can test the SSD by booting to it when it the external enclosure. The take apart the Mini and install the SSD. It is recommended that in a Mini the SSD be in the lower bay one nearest the bottom access cover since some usrs have experienced problems with an SSD booting when installed in the upper bay. Feb 12, AM.

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Feb 12, AM in response to lllaass In response to lllaass. You can accomplish this two ways: 1 install Yosemite on it and then use Setup Assistant to transfer everything from the current boot disk or 2 use carbon copy cloner to clone the internal drive to the SSD. I do not think Disk Utility will do this on its own I could be wrong - I often am. More Less. Communities Contact Support.

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Upgrading Mac Mini (Late 2012) Hard Disk Drive to 512GB SSD

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Nov 20, AM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle88 I have a late Mini. View answer in context. Loading page content. User profile for user: Ralph Landry1 Ralph Landry1.


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Mac mini Late 2012 Hard Drive Replacement

Desktops Speciality level out of ten: 0. Nov 24, AM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle88 I have two intel model SSD gig running in my mini server without issues and no need for trim.

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User profile for user: keg55 keg Nov 24, AM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle88 jedimasterkyle88 wrote: Now as far as formatting the SSD and re-installing Yosemite, what would be the best practice? User profile for user: tropesmall tropesmall. User profile for user: houlem houlem.

User profile for user: lllaass lllaass. Desktops Speciality level out of ten: 1. Feb 12, AM in response to lllaass In response to lllaass Thanks lllaass. Feb 12, AM in response to lllaass In response to lllaass I would need to partition and format the ssd before I copy the OS to it, correct? Feb 12, AM in response to houlem In response to houlem I do not think so. I did not. The clone process should format it as one partition. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I've been doing some research into the process and for the most part, it doesn't seem too difficult with installing an SSD as a 2nd drive into the Mac Mini thanks to the thousands of YouTube videos on how to do it.

So my question is this Mac mini, OS X Yosemite Posted on Nov 19, PM. Nov 20, AM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle I have a late Mini. That also ran great. There was nothing wrong with the Vertex I just changed it to see if any difference. The Samsung runs a little faster per benchmarks but could not see the difference in real use.

With Yosemite using any aftermarket trim app like Trim Enabler is risky see their site so I have no trim.

Adding A Second SSD For Mac Mini 2012

I do not expect any issues in the life of my Mini using these newer SSD's. Nov 20, AM. Page content loaded. Nov 19, PM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle Nov 19, PM. The Apple Service provider I used to work for recommend 2 without reservations: the two Ralph Landry mentioned above and if the user defers the decision to the tech they'll get a Crucial.


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  • When Amazon ran a sale this summer I picked up another Samsung which has also been a good performer. I also have two from OWC. The one thing I paid close attention to when I bought my first one was firmware updating. Many vendors are Windows centric at least in the past you needed Windows to install the firmware update. I know more vendors are supporting Macs for firmware updates but when I last looked I found a couple that still required a PC. There is a new Pro on Amazon.

    http://bdaille.com/components/368/2979.php Nov 20, PM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle I know I already have one installed in my windows machine but reading the reviews on Amazon convince me so much more to go with that. I have yet to read a bad review about it. Now as far as formatting the SSD and re-installing Yosemite, what would be the best practice? I was thinking about just cloning the HDD information to the SSD so that it is a true copy and none of my data is lost, and then just format the HDD as a blank storage drive. Nov 20, PM. Nov 21, AM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle As for Trim Enabler you can use it following the supplier Web site but be very careful because if your forget to turn off when updating the OS in the future your Mac will crash on start up.

    I recommend not to use. Nov 21, AM. Nov 24, AM in response to jedimasterkyle88 In response to jedimasterkyle I have two intel model SSD gig running in my mini server without issues and no need for trim. Nov 24, AM. Carbon Copy Cloner works well as does SuperDuper!

    Let the built-in Garbage Collection handle things.