What think ye?

Posted by: MacBozo

What think ye? - 11/17/12 04:12 PM

Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive for my Mini? It's cheaper than the 250 I've been eying for about a year. Anyone have any experience with these hybrid drives?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: What think ye? - 11/18/12 10:42 AM

Just checked on Amazon and ordered it for $49.99!
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: What think ye? - 11/18/12 11:05 AM

Good buy!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: What think ye? - 11/21/12 02:48 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Just checked on Amazon and ordered it for $49.99!


Drive arrived today, but I don't have time to do the swap until next Thursday.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: What think ye? - 11/21/12 03:37 PM

How hard is it to open up the Mini and install the new drive?
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: What think ye? - 11/21/12 03:52 PM

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Easy peasy, as this young thing demonstrates wink



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Posted by: MacBozo

Re: What think ye? - 11/21/12 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
How hard is it to open up the Mini and install the new drive?
Not too tough, but it does take several minutes. I can probably do it in about an hour from shut down to boot. I won't have an uninterrupted hour until I'm off work and home alone on Thursday next. Of course, there's the unplugging and replugging the peripherals, etc. and getting things restored from the TM backup.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: What think ye? - 11/21/12 08:55 PM

That little video made it seem pretty easy--but I can see that there are steps that would be daunting. Good luck doing it--and have fun!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: What think ye? - 11/25/12 06:19 PM

I've opened up my wife's mini twice - once to change the HD and once to upgrade the RAM. I've opened mine once for a RAM upgrade.