I upgraded the standard hard drive to a ssd 512 gb sandisk x210 purchased from ifixit. The hard drive or ssd is one component that you often can replace yourself, especially in older macs. Mettre a niveau son mac mini 2011 pour moins cher macgeneration. I cloned the factory drive to the ssd using super duper. Use our site to identify your mac from its serial number, or follow our guides to doing so via its attributes, to find guaranteed compatible upgrades. I finally got around to upgrading my 2014 mac mini with a solid state drive ssd. Dates sold, processor type, memory info, hard drive details, price and more. Aug 16, 2012 how much of a difference will adding 4gb of ram and a solid state drive to an ageing 2009 white apple macbook make. My mini uses the mcp79ahci drive controller, and ive read that is not always compatible with some makes of ssds. Internal ssd replacement for the 2010 to 2014 unibody mac mini requires considerably more effort and skill than doing so for the macbooks and imacs. Macs have a reputation for being hard to upgrade or repair, but that isnt always true. Getting an ssd is simply the best upgrade you can put in your computer. The mac minis latest release was over 1,000 days ago.
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Storage info details on speed, dimensions, and hard drive and ssd interface specifics for all g3 and later macs are organized below by category. What are my options for upgrading to an ssd for my mid2009 macbook pro. My old mac mini mid 2009 model has started to feel sluggish in the past months, so i decided to speed it up by installing a ocz solid state drive ssd. If you only really use your mac to browse the web and do some word processing, your current hard drive is probably fine. Internal ssd replacement for the 2010 to 2014 unibody mac mini. Mac mini introduced in mid 2010 or later imac introduced in late 2009 or later mac pro introduced in mid 2010 or later.
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Feb 29, 2020 the 2012 mac mini held a special place in many hearts thanks to how easy it was to upgrade. Should i put a ssd in my mid 2009 15 inch macbook pro. With a brandnew ssd and highcapacity ram, your aging mac will be running good as newno, make that better than newin no time flat. Catalina on 3 late 2009 mac minis, buttery smoothly. Ive ran into a lot of information that involves the link speeds of 3 gbs being negotiated to 1. We make it easy to do these upgrades with a onestopshop page complete with installation videos. They are a hackers delight, in the true sense of the word. Posted on september 8, 2017 september 15, 2017 by peter. Get everything you need to upgrade your 20082009 macbook pro for a total system performance and capacity boost. Want to install macos sierra on an older, unsupported mac. I use it for everything from r and some web dev stuff to final cut pro and tons of music software including ableton live, logic and different guitar.
Fitting a solid state drive in your macbook pro is a quick and simple way to boost performance but an upgrade might not always be needed. Mac mini server 2009 hard drivessd installation video. Keep your aging mac mini alive with a few clever upgrades. If your mac isnt compatible with macos high sierra, the installer will let you know. Nov 22, 2016 upgrade the macbook 2009 a42 to ssd and install macos sierra electrodoodle by kevin macleod is licensed under a creative commons attribution licence s. Upgrading ssd for mid2009 macbook pro apple community. I use the newest mba and the latest mac mini at home and the boot and general speed differences between the ssd and hdd in those two are huge as well. How to upgrade the 2012 mac mini for use in 2020 imore. Storage info details on speed, dimensions, and hard drive and ssd interface specifics for. Get everything you need to upgrade your 2008 2009 macbook pro for a total system performance and capacity boost. I have read that sata 3 ssds are downward compatible with sata 2. Apr 17, 2016 hello, i have 4 macs, but my trusty go to home deskoffice machine is the oldest, a 2009 27 imac. I have read that sata 3 ssd s are downward compatible with sata 2 ports but also experienced.
Oct 07, 2019 mac mini introduced in mid 2010 or later imac introduced in late 2009 or later mac pro introduced in mid 2010 or later. Mac mini late 2009 mac mini late 2012 mac mini late 2014 mac mini mid 2007 mac mini mid 2010. Crucial memory and ssd upgrades 100% compatibility guaranteed for apple macminimodels free us delivery crucial memory and ssd upgrades 100% compatibility guaranteed for apple macminimodels free us delivery. We also offer fitting services both at our workshop, and onsite in the cambridge and north london area. Jun 15, 2018 with a brandnew ssd and highcapacity ram, your aging mac will be running good as newno, make that better than newin no time flat. The 2012 mac mini held a special place in many hearts thanks to how easy it was to upgrade. I need a ssd sized to minimum 240gb but would prefer going to 480 gb or above. If i had a sata 1 system then id still want an ssd. There are many options in upgrading a mac mini, and. Apr 30, 2018 do i really need to upgrade my mac hard drive. I have the following configurations using the patcher. In august 2007 the mac mini finally went to the core 2 duo, other specs and upgrade compatibility remained unchanged. How to upgrade your mac mini with an ssd 2019 updated.
Owcs stepbystep video of how to install the hard drives in an apple mac mini 2009 server with model id. How to install an ssd drive on your mac mini, macbook, macbook pro or imac with our useful installation guides. The article gives you all the information you need to turn your new mac mini into a server or to upgrade it with a faster hard drive and more ram. Mac pro introduced in early 2008 or later xserve models introduced in early 2009. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. I use it for everything from r and some web dev stuff to final cut pro and tons of music software including ableton live, logic and different guitar amp modeling software.
Hello, i have 4 macs, but my trusty go to home deskoffice machine is the oldest, a 2009 27 imac. How much of a difference will adding 4gb of ram and a solid state drive to an ageing 2009 white apple macbook make. The next update to the mac mini was in march 2009 and moved the mini to a 1066mhz front side bus, taking up to ddr3 1066mhz memory. For the record, an ssd hard drive should be installed in any of these machines with 8gb ram then they work perfectly fine.
I need to upgrade the 250gb fujitsu platter hard disk in my mac mini late 2009 v. It is well known fact that ssd drive will significantly improve your systems performance, but i was still blown away with the results after i took my new hard drive for a test drive. Thats over two years since the incredibly small and lovable machine got some love, and eons in the pc industry when it comes to updates. Optical to sata drive converter bracket solution add up to 2. Mac mini 2009 hard drivessd installation video youtube. Upgrade your mac mini to up to 8x more capacity and 92x faster speeds than with the apple factory drive.
May, 2017 if you just wish to upgrade the drive only, look towards a 2014 macbook pro. After cloning the hdd to the ssd i installed it and turned it on, it booted up fine but not quite as. If you only really use your mac to browse the web and do some word. To find your mac model, memory, storage space, and macos version, choose about this mac from the apple menu.
Technical specifications for the mac mini core 2 duo 2. Crucial memory and ssd upgrades 100% compatibility guaranteed for apple mac mini late 2009 free us delivery. Sep 08, 2017 speed up your 2014 mac mini with this upgrade. The apple mac mini has a loyal fan group around the world. Mac mini late2009 hddssd upgrade guide macmini3,1 macbook pro early2008 15inch dual drive installation guide macbookpro4,1 macbook mid2007 inch hddssd replacement guide macbook2,1 imac mid2010 21. If youre using one of these models and youre looking for a good way to bump up the performance. Apr 10, 2018 macs have a reputation for being hard to upgrade or repair, but that isnt always true.
How to add a fast new ssd to your old mac or macbook for only. I know that my mac mini has got a sata 2 port but still i want a sata 3 ssd for future upgrades. The best news is the missing macbook firewire ports are found as an 800firewire port on the new mac. Upgrade the macbook 2009 a42 to ssd and install macos sierra electrodoodle by kevin macleod is licensed under a creative commons attribution licence s.
Before doing anything you need to be sure exactly what model mac you have. Upgrading an older mac is only a viable option if, once again, the device is not mission critical and if you are okay with not having the most uptodate software, hardware, and or support from apple in the coming years. But there are some ways to install the new os on older devices. Mac mini late 2009 hdd ssd upgrade guide macmini3,1 macbook pro early2008 15inch dual drive installation guide macbookpro4,1 macbook mid2007 inch hdd ssd replacement guide macbook2,1 imac mid2010 21. Rinbers top hard disc drive flex cable for apple mac mini a47 server 2nd ssd hdd upgrade kit 8211501a 82147a 20112014 with tools. Lets look at how to find out if you can replace yours.1103 1192 41 1107 727 1371 1277 565 1338 1360 722 1311 501 835 490 532 428 1151 625 697 780 475 928 669 1250 413 250 1135 1183 939 1270 144