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#31 OP kevpan815

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:56

Correct me if I'm wrong: Your using an external drive for your OS?


Yes, the Cable that it came with is a SATA TO USB Data Transfer Cable. This is also the type of SSD that Crucial Recommended for my Mid Year 2010 Mac Mini through their SSD Drive Compatibility Assistant. I simply bought the $123.99 128 GB SSD that they Recommended! It is indeed an External Drive due to the fact that the Regular HDD Does NOT come out of there or else you VOID your Extended Apple Care Warranty according to the Mid Year 2010 Mac Mini's Owner's Manual! Just FYI!


#32 threetonesun

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:01

I would also note that from the size of the Drive itself, it is too big to be used Internally anyways. I do have a problem however, do to the fact that this is an External SSD, Trim is NOT Working! Apparently it can NOT Detect the SSD! Any Suggestions on how to fix this problem?


This? http://www.crucial.c...B52179BA5CA7304

It's an internal drive. You're also using an SSD over USB 2.0. :(

That cable is just to make it easier to copy things over from an internal drive before installing it.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:06

Yes, the Cable that it came with is a SATA TO USB Data Transfer Cable. This is also the type of SSD that Crucial Recommended for my Mid Year 2010 Mac Mini through their SSD Drive Compatibility Assistant. I simply bought the $123.99 128 GB SSD that they Recommended! It is indeed an External Drive due to the fact that the Regular HDD Does NOT come out of there or else you VOID your Extended Apple Care Warranty according to the Mid Year 2010 Mac Mini's Owner's Manual! Just FYI!


You should buy an internal one, take it and your mac to the nearest apple store and ask them to put it in. What your doing right now is actually slowing down your machine...a lot :s

You should connect it with SATA and the molex power connector and put it in your mac.

Edit: According to this, you can replace it yourself. http://forums.macrum...d.php?t=1367969

Look up a guide on how to replace it.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:32

You should buy an internal one, take it and your mac to the nearest apple store and ask them to put it in. What your doing right now is actually slowing down your machine...a lot :s

You should connect it with SATA and the molex power connector and put it in your mac.

Edit: According to this, you can replace it yourself. http://forums.macrum...d.php?t=1367969

Look up a guide on how to replace it.


a guide's already been posted...he just seems to like ignoring it...

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:55

I finally got an SSD a few months back...

I refuse to own another machine without one, I'm spoiled now.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:53

You could just open up the case of te external drive, take it out and put it in your mac mini

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:59

You could just open up the case of te external drive, take it out and put it in your mac mini


It's not in a case, it's just an SSD. :wacko:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:19

I intend to keep using it the way I am using it right now! Get OFF My Back about putting it in the Mac! I don't have the skills to do it! Besides it is working just fine the way it is right now!

Also, I doubt Apple would put it in for me as they do NOT even Officially Support SSD's in this system!

It's not in a case, it's just an SSD. :wacko:


Yes it is in a case! And yes it is External! It also says NOT to open up the Protective Case or else you Void your Warranty!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:21

I intend to keep using it the way I am using it right now! Get OFF My Back about putting it in the Mac! I don't have the skills to do it! Besides it is working just fine the way it is right now!

Also, I doubt Apple would put it in for me as they do NOT even Officially Support SSD's in this system!

calm down

we getting on your back about it because the way you're using it right now, you're getting NO benefit out of it, unless it's actually plugged into the sata port inside you will get no benefit from the ssd. in fact just having it plugged into usb most likely will give you slower speeds than the internal HDD

we're only trying to help so could you please stop being so rude about things? you came here asking for advice and we're trying to give it to you

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:32

I intend to keep using it the way I am using it right now! Get OFF My Back about putting it in the Mac! I don't have the skills to do it! Besides it is working just fine the way it is right now!

Also, I doubt Apple would put it in for me as they do NOT even Officially Support SSD's in this system!

Yes it is in a case! And yes it is External! It also says NOT to open up the Protective Case or else you Void your Warranty!


You don't have to believe us, but just so you know, it's an internal drive. If you had a 2.5'' external drive case, it would fit in it. It's somewhat unusual to find external SSDs because many computers are still limited to USB2, which is much slower than the maximum transfer rate of an SSD, and even USB3 limits the use of the SSD some, making it only good if you need a large travel drive.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:42

Of course they dont support SSD's in your system, how else are they going to get you to spend more money on a new mac. It cant be that hard open up the case and put it in cus if some random chinese guy can assemble the whole thing im pretty sure you could.

It does actually seem like the transfer kit is to "clone" your hard drive to your SSD, then you are supposed to replace the HD in the mac with the SSD. spose it depends on your apple care thing which tbh is apple forcing you not to upgrade your machine even though it is fully capable of doing so so you feel like you have to buy a new machine with this support. Welcome to the apple con (even though other companies do the same thing to, how else will they get new sales)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 22:44

You Guys are Going To Get OFF My Back NOW Or Else The Next Person Who Criticizes My Actions Is Going To Get The "Report Abuse Button Pressed Next To Their Post," I have asked you guys to stop questioning my Actions It Is Going to STOP NOW! Just FYI! You may post any thing else in this thread except questioning my actions! THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING! DO NOT CONTINUE!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 22:48

You Guys are Going To Get OFF My Back NOW Or Else The Next Person Who Criticizes My Actions Is Going To Get The "Report Abuse Button Pressed Next To Their Post," I have asked you guys to stop questioning my Actions It Is Going to STOP NOW! Just FYI! You may post any thing else in this thread except questioning my actions! THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING! DO NOT CONTINUE!



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 00:03

Frankly not installing your SSD internally essentially means you have wasted your money as you will be getting no performance gain from it.

The USB cable is to make the data transfer process easier and not because the drive is meant to be used externally.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 00:04

Frankly not installing your SSD internally essentially means you have wasted your money as you will be getting no performance gain from it.

The USB cable is to make the data transfer process easier and not because the drive is meant to be used externally.


better watch out...or he'll report you for common sense :laugh: