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Offline Ghettochild2600  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:28:28 PM(UTC)
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I picked up this Mac Mini at a yard sale (owner said it stopped working and turned out to just be unplugged cable from the board lol) and I was just wondering if anyone knew whether or not it has AHCI support for an SSD drive, and if it supports 1TB+ hard drives? The guy who had it upgraded it to 2GB DDR2 woot! here is a link with the sepcs.

Currently running Windows 7 and arch linux dual boot on it.

Thank you!

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#2 Posted : Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:49:48 PM(UTC)
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You could use a SATA SSD and it would work but there is no trim support in the versions of OS X that you can run on that machine. Apple stopped supporting the versions of OS X you can run on it years ago.
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#3 Posted : Friday, May 13, 2016 12:04:12 AM(UTC)
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First off, GG on the find, I have never even seen a Mac at a yard sale as of yet. This is I believe the same Mac Mini we have so it would be great if we could use a SSD, we can't go beyond OS 10.6 Snow Leapord so if that supports it then I guess it will work? I take it SSD can't be connected VIA USB to a machine like this?
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 13, 2016 10:45:39 AM(UTC)
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First off, GG on the find, I have never even seen a Mac at a yard sale as of yet. This is I believe the same Mac Mini we have so it would be great if we could use a SSD, we can't go beyond OS 10.6 Snow Leapord so if that supports it then I guess it will work? I take it SSD can't be connected VIA USB to a machine like this?

If you connect an SSD via USB it will treat it as a removable drive so TRIM support shouldn't matter as long as you unmount the drive before disconnecting it.

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:32:04 AM(UTC)
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If you connect an SSD via USB it will treat it as a removable drive so TRIM support shouldn't matter as long as you unmount the drive before disconnecting it.

So in other words if you unmount like you would a regular USB HDD, it will work just fine?

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:51:14 PM(UTC)
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So in other words if you unmount like you would a regular USB HDD, it will work just fine?

Yup, You got it..

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#7 Posted : Friday, June 17, 2016 12:33:20 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the replies. Also I'm actually running Windows 7 on my Mac Mini and using it as a storage backup atm. Might dual boot arch Linux later on. I probably won't bother with OS X though. I will probably try out one of my ssd's from my raid setup once I replace it with an Intel 750 ssd.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:34:55 PM(UTC)
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@Ghetto You could theoretically use it as a home NAS :P
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#9 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:35:02 PM(UTC)
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@Ghetto You could theoretically use it as a home NAS :P
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