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Microphone Month 2

Sweetwater Forums [Archived]

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SSD in Mac Mini

agettig

I've seen a few discussions here and elsewhere about replacing the hard drive in a Mac Mini with a SSD. Is that easy to do? Does it break the AppleCare warranty?
February 9, 2011 @02:00am
Justin

People have hacked into them and done it, but it may void your warranty.
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Mac_mini_Mid2010_User_Guide.pdf
The current Mac mini manual says:
Except for memory, do not attempt to replace or repair any components inside your Mac mini. If your Mac mini needs service, consult the service and support information that came with your Mac mini for information about how to contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple for service.
If you install items other than memory, you risk damaging your equipment, and such damage isn’t covered by the limited warranty on your Mac mini.
Your best bet is to add a fast external drive via Firewire or USB2.0.
February 9, 2011 @04:29pm
TheKeytarist

Replacing the HD Does void the warranty. It depends on which mac mini you have, but either way, you would be wise to have an apple(or otherwise) tech install it. If it were a MacBook or a Mac Pro, it would be a lot easier. On the uni-body model yo have to remove the cooling fan, wi-fi antena, and(wait for it----) you have to partially remove the Logic Board. Yes, it would most certainly be Very Wise to let an apple tech install the ssd.
February 11, 2011 @03:15pm