Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit iFixit
During its teardown of the 2011 Mac Mini's released last month, iFixit discovered plenty of room inside to install a second hard drive. One of our readers discovered the proper process to install a second hard drive in his Mini, but now it's even easier.

iFixit has released the Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit for $69.95 that includes all the necessary components to install a second hard drive in a 2011 Mac Mini.

Top Rated Comments

adcx64 Avatar
166 months ago
Damn you get a lot in that package!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rafterman Avatar
166 months ago
I wonder if there will be heat issues having two hard drives

There aren't any heat issues in the Mac Mini server, which has two hard drives in it put in by Apple. So, I would guess"no".
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
166 months ago
Man, I totally want to get a mini. But I want quad core and discrete graphics.

The kit is pretty sweet.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FroMann Avatar
166 months ago
Little pricey, but still a better value compared to buying a bigger hard drive from Apple.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justinfreid Avatar
166 months ago
Clever. They actually got an identical blackstick (and actual Apple part, I'm not kidding) and logic board removal thingy.

Even as a certified technician, I'd get this kit for private us if I had one of these Minis.

The logic board removal thingy, which looks like hanger wire bent into the proper shape and wrapped with blue tape, is iFixit's own take on the original.
They still want $20 for it: http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Logic-Board-Removal-Tool-Mac-Mini-922-9588/IF145-159

Going through the teardown, I appreciated how Apple attached the logic board to the aluminum shell without screws using the slide in mechanism activated with this tool.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Heilage Avatar
166 months ago
Clever. They actually got an identical blackstick (and actual Apple part, I'm not kidding) and logic board removal thingy.

Even as a certified technician, I'd get this kit for private us if I had one of these Minis.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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