On mavericks it made the mac mini feel like a new mac! The drive basically moves the most common apps and files to the ssd part and so you get mad speed most of the time. All at £60 - you cant that kind of bang for your buck with pure ssd. Plus, now with el capitan update, the mac is faster still.
OK, you got a new drive and you have followed the IFIXIT guide Mac mini Model A1283 Hard Drive Replacement. When the guide was created 500MB drives were the largest you could get. Today you can get 2 TB drives! If you really want to make a media server you can even swap out the optical drive and put a second drive in. Also new iMac and Mac mini models, Apple’s aluminum keyboards, new NAS drive looks like a Mac mini, first software update for aluminum iMacs, and more. The Mac mini isn’t dead, Macs for the workplace, a taller Mac mini, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2007.07.31. Readers weigh in on the pros and cons of the Mac mini –. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction Mac mini systems with Apple M1 chip, and production 3.6GHz quad‑core Intel Core i3‑based Mac mini systems with Intel Iris UHD Graphics 630, all configured with 16GB of RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with prerelease Shapr3D 3.45.0 using a 288.2MB model. Hi, Can anyone tell me whether an A1283 can boot with the lid off? I've had the machine apart to check the lithium cell and HDD. The cell has 3 V and gparted in Debian 10 finds an HFS file system on the drive. If possible I want to verify bootability before putting the lid on.
Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partition & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.
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Repairing a Mac Boot Disk with Disk Utility & OS X Lion
- Reboot the Mac and hold down Command+R to boot into Recovery
- Select “Recovery HD” at the boot menu
- At the Mac OS X Utilities screen, select “Disk Utility”
- Select the boot volume or partition from the left menu and click on the “Repair” tab
- Repair Disk is now possible, click on “Repair Disk” to repair the boot volume
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