One "Terrorbyte" HD?

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by WA9SVD, Feb 19, 2018.

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  1. KD4MOJ

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    Mine too! Vanna too!

  2. N0TZU

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    Which SSD did you get?
  3. KV6O

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    I'd have to find receipt, got it from microcenter, not a name brand, but I am mostly using this computer for browsing the web, nothing critical is stored.
  4. N0TZU

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    Ah. I've been thinking of doing the same to my late 2012 Mac Mini.
  5. WF7A

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    Do it! I changed out the stock drive in my MacMini (Late 2012) with an SSD drive--well worth the money for the performance increase! (It's not a night-and-day difference but it's definitely substantial.) I bought a Samsung 1TB SSD from Amazon and downloaded the installation instructions (for 6,2; 6,1 is a different vid) from Other World Computing. It was easy to do except for one step: getting the stupid antenna grid to seat properly--you have to position it juuuuust right or it won't seat.

    Here's the drive I ordered: The trick to extending the life of an SSD is to not exceed around 75% of its capacity--it needs room to digitally "breathe."

    Just remember to format the SSD before you install it; I cloned the stock drive to the SSD before the swap to make things easier.

    Also, don't forget to read about TRIM:
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  6. N0TZU

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    Did you need the rail mount kit, and did you enable TRIM? What OS X version are you running? I'm on the latest High Sierra.
  7. WA4SIX

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    You can use "Disk management" on WIN7 & up to partition & assign drive/partition paths.

  8. K5UNX

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    Curious? Why spilt into partitions? dual boot? Or other?
  9. WF7A

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    No, I didn't need the rail mount kit--I reused the rails from the old drive. (They screw into the sides of the new drive.) Yes, I enabled TRIM and am running High Sierra as well. (Apple is serious with their caution warning when using it since they can't guarantee TRIM will work with third-party SSD drives. YMMV.)
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  10. N0TZU

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    Yes, I saw that warning.

    I would guess it's ok with major SSD suppliers (Samsung, Micron, etc.) since that part of their firmware is probably the same as what they do for Apple and other OEMs. But having been in the storage business, I know it doesn't take much to screw it up!

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