OWC Data Doubler SSD/2.5in Hard Drive installation Kit
Condition: Brand New
WARNING: Some 2012 Mac minis have a very serious issue if this kit is used to add an SSD alongside the existing hard drive. The setup can be mistaken for a malfunctioning Fusion drive, and the attempt to repair it will cause data loss. See here for a detailed description of the problem, the precise machines effected, and the method to avoid it.
Note: For effected models, once you have both an SSD and a platter-based drive installed in your Mac mini, you should not use the Disk Utility in your Recovery Partition on those drives; it will see those drives as a "broken" Fusion array and try to repair it, destroying your data in the process.
With the July 2011 revision of the Mac mini Apple dropped the optical drive and offered options to fit a second hard drive. Mac minis that were sold without a second hard drive also did not include the mounting bracket required to fit a drive at a later date. This kit includes the mounting bracket that allows you to fit any 2.5" hard drive or SSD (standard 9.5mm height only) into one of these Mac minis. It also includes the tools needed to do the job.
This kit is also suitable for installing a SATA 600 hard drive or SSD in 2014 Mac minis that were sold with only an SSD (not a hard drive or fusion drive) - these SSD only models have only a PCIe attached SSD and while they have a connector and space for a 2.5in SATA drive, they are missing cabling and mounting parts to attach one. An additional TR6 screwdriver is needed if fitting the drive yourself however - available in this screwdriver set.
Drive is not included, any of the drives we list for the Mac mini will work with this kit.
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. For more details on our fitting services, please see our installation service page.
Warranty: 1 year Return To Base
Below is a list of compatible Macs for this item. You can click on any of the pictures to see the precise models it covers. We guarantee full compatibility with all models covered by each link, subject to any exceptions explicitly listed below.
Mac mini 2010 - 2014
- For 2011 and 2012 non-server models (this kit turns them into a server model).
- WARNING Correct procedure MUST be followed to avoid data loss when adding an SSD to some 2012 Mac minis with this kit - see here.
- Can also be used in a 2014 Mac mini that was sold configured with an SSD only, to provide the parts needed to mount a 2.5" SATA drive (using the unused SATA connector). This kit does not come with the TR6 screwdriver needed for fitting in the 2014 machine.
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