The Mac Mini is the little engine that could. This little computer while at first looks overpriced has some great potential. First I want to break it down by explain to you why the mac mini is worth $599.00. The Mac Os X with the new iLife09 is a great value that is worth the money, the software included will change the way you work, play and more. The hardware on the other hand lacks to be desired. I made the video below to show you how to get the best out of your Mac Mini by beefing up the Hard drive on the machine as well as maximize your ram.
Below are also links to where I got the hard drive and the memory. Remember that if you open the machine and take it upon yourself to upgrade it, you will void the warranty on the computer.
Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9320421AS – Hard drive – 320 GB – internal – 2.5" – SATA-300 – 7200 rpm – buffer: 16 MB AMAZON.COM: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-7200-3-ST9320421AS-internal/dp/B001NCTEC4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1236807132&sr=8-1
Check out this website which sells upgrades for the mac mini and they have all models. You can now add a 500GB internal drive to it. http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/mac-mini/ (UPDATED 04-28-2009)
Corsair VS4GSDSKIT667D2 Value Select 4GB 2 X 2GB PC2-5300 667MHz 200-Pin CL5 DDR2 SODIMM Laptop Memory Kit AMAZON.COM: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-VS4GSDSKIT667D2-Select-PC2-5300-200-Pin/dp/B0011UPBMA/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1236807192&sr=8-1
Older Mac Mini
7 thoughts on “Pimp Your Mac Mini PART1 & PART2”
Hi, i like your pimp and i wanna do it too.
I have the older MacMini Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz Combo Drive.
Can i install 4 GB of Ram?
Can i do the complete pimp as you?
your video was very good and well made. I was looking at new Mini Macs and looks like they use DDR3 memory chips with 204 pins instead the one you haev described. Before I buy it would you say that procedure would be the same. I guess it can save me roughly $150 to upgrade it your way 🙂
Luckily I checked before I stuck this memory into my early 2009 mac mini. It requires a DDR3 rather than a DDR2.
Luckily I checked before I stuck this memory into my early 2009 mac mini. It requires a DDR3 ($144) rather than a DDR2.
Nice post, found your blog the other day on Yahoo you seem to talk a lot of sense!
Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So good to seek out anyone with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this website is something that’s wanted on the internet, someone with somewhat originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the web!
? can’t find the 7200,3 harddrive can i use 7200.4 would this be a problem??