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OWC Doubler 2.5 2011-12 Mac Mini HDD|SSD Installation Kit
Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Good DIY product. See the review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. I almost went with the more expensive iFixit kit but this ended up being perfect for my mac mini. The connector and parts are great quality, I inspected mine thoroughly so I didn't end up wasting time finding out it's defective after installation. As far as installation goes, it was not hard at all. I am pretty gutsy about electronics, but not an expert by any means and found it relatively easy.
Definitely order some spudger sticks with this kit unless you have some already. Some installation tips: 1. Be very very careful with the IR connector. It is really fragile, I recommend using a pointy spudger to gently lift it up from back where wires connect. This is the only "surgical" part of the installation in my opinion. The metal grill that holds the wifi antenna can be a real pain to get back on. I recommend putting one screw into the top hard drive, then maneuver the grill in place.
Trying to get it on, then screwing it down is more difficult I found. It will take some time to get it to "snap" back into place. Don't do what I did and get it assembled and forget to put one of the plastic baffles back in place.
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I had to install the grill twice due to this! Not a problem if you follow the instructions. Make sure your hard drive works before installation and apply power before putting the cover back on the mini to make sure the fans work. You could probably go a step further and make sure everything works before re-assembly but I like to live dangerously. Mostly obvious stuff but this is what I learned doing this and thought it might help others. Overall, great kit and totally worth the upgrade!
I purchased a cheaper upgrade kit that came with both upper and lower drive bay cables, but was reluctant to do the upgrade until I tried to install macOS Mojave on the mini.
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It told me that the current drive was having S. So that motivated me to make an upgrade.
The OWC video was excellent for the most part. However they made the antenna connection look easy and after I had done it many times, I finally got pretty good at it. I think it took me an hour to get it lined up and in place the first time. I didn't use the copper shield that is supposed to improve the machine because I had noticed to late in the reassembly process. An additional screwdriver is needed if fitting the drive yourself however. Please be aware that this is a moderately challenging install. We do sell the kit for user installation, however we recommend that non-expert users take advantage of our fitting service.
You can see a video of the process here. If you don't want to fit this device yourself, we can fit it for you.
Simply add the relevant fitting service to your cart. We also offer an optional drive cloning service , where if we are installing a drive for you we can duplicate the contents of your old drive onto the new one. If you want instructions on how to do this yourself, see our drive cloning guide.
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