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Last Upgradable Mac Mini

Feb 20, 2016 8:10AM PST

Can someone tell me what the last upgradable version of the mac mini was? My understanding is that the current version is a totally sealed unit (which is a rant for another day!). I'm content to pick up a used one on Ebay and upgrade w/ an SSD and some extra RAM.

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I don't know where you are getting your information from but
Feb 21, 2016 7:48AM PST

it is incorrect.

While the RAM and CPU are both soldered to the logic board, there is room inside for a PCIe SSD along with the existing hard drive.

Accessing the insides of the unit is a little difficult, but with the aid of the correct tools, a TR6 tor Security Driver, and a little patience, the new late 2014 MacMini is your oyster.

Details on how to take it apart can be found here:

Ain't Google wonderful


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Thanks. That's helpful!
Feb 21, 2016 4:48PM PST

Thanks for the heads up on the SSD. That's helpful. Still annoyed that the RAM is soldered! But good to know I can at least upgrade the storage.


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