2012 Mac mini Fusion Drive or SSD

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
EricWN Senior Member • Posts: 2,095
Re: 2012 Mac mini Fusion Drive or SSD

henryk1 wrote:

Hmm. Perhaps the best easy alternative would be to buy a 2.6 quad-core with a 256 SSD and 4 gigs of RAM, then expand RAM to 16 gigs with 3rd party memory, and add a new 1 TB USB 3.0 portable external hard drive to store files on. (I'd use an existing USB 3.03 .5" external drive for Time Machine backup and a couple of existing 500 gig 3.5" external drives for archival backup in the bank lockbox.) Any downside to that?

Why not just get the mini with a regular hard drive and then buy an SSD of your choice and put it in yourself. Might void the warranty but is not that complicated if you have the tools for the job and a bit of patience.

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