Mac mini ram upgrade 2014

Mac mini. Buyer's Guide: Mac Mini Buy Now. Top Rated Comments View all. The mini with a quad core processor is looking more attractive than the new ones. That'd be a decent excuse if Apple were going for a super thin laptop, but here it's just money gouging. The Mini, on the other hand, is exactly the same size as it was before, and was well known for being easy to upgrade. There's no excuse for it, other than, quite literally, Apple doesn't want you to.

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So glad I picked up a Mini refurb earlier today. When Apple transitioned to Intel, and I transitioned fully to Apple, it was great. A lot of PC-standard, user-replaceable parts across the lines. Top of the line processors. Looks like I'll be sticking with my fully-upgradable cMP. It's getting harder and harder to remain a Mac user. Guides AirPods If you're new to AirPods, considering buying a pair, or just want to pick up some new tips. Best Camera Apps iPhone If you're looking to take your iPhone photography up a notch, make sure to check these out.

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Mac mini Late 2014 Teardown

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AHB is best for fans that operate at a lower speed. It's better at absorbing shock and dampening vibration than traditional ball bearings, making for a quieter fan. The AirPort card is dispatched after removing one screw and disconnecting two more antennas from their sockets.

Skyworks SE Dual-Band Using our handy hand-powered Mac mini logic board removal tool , we handily remove our Mac mini's handsome logic board. While past Mac minis have featured two SATA ports, allowing users to upgrade their base model with an extra hard drive, this year we only get one.

True to our word, we cracked open a Fusion drive equipped Mac mini, and it looks like our suspicions were accurate. The empty connector is now filled—by a PCIe cable, glued to the top of the hard drive tray. Unfortunately, the RAM is soldered to the logic board.

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This means that if you want to upgrade the RAM, you can only do so at time of purchase. We've got the power supply at the tips of our fingers. It's an easy extraction, even if it took a while to get here. We get a slight rush before we realize it is the same as the model In the immortal words of Gertrude Stein, "This is the lesson that history teaches: Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Before we go, let's pull out the hard drive tray and take a look at the platter drive our mini came loaded with. Tucked under the tray: To test just how promising, we dropped in the SSD from our recently torn down 27" Retina 5K iMac and used its mounting screw.

Looks like a nice fit! Mac mini Late Repairability: There's no glue anywhere inside that needs to be removed while disassembling the mini.

T6 Torx Security screws are intended to lock you out of your mini, and make it hard to clean the fan or replace the hard drive. Is there an obvious size or accessibility issue that forced them into soldering the RAM down? I know Apple is all about sleek and slim, but was this necessary? The option for the future would have been nice.

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I think Apple was going for the simplest solution with the least amount of connections that could become loose. With the security screws, Apple obviously doesn't want anyone inside even though it appears to be easy to replace the hard drive, power supply, and fan. I see this as a commodity item where you replace instead of repair. I know that doesn't fit the mold of iFixit but at least they didn't glue it shut. If this model becomes the replacement for server farms, I would like to know how many Mac mini's are actually repaired when they fail and how many are simply replaced with new ones and fired back up old ones either repaired or tossed.

Will iFixit be tearing down one of the higher spec mini models? I'm usually positive about new products but totally bummed about the Mac Mini line. I recently upgraded the ram on my Quad Core i7 Server to an undocumented 16GB, just by onscrewing the base and slipping 'em in.

Felt great and made her run a lot more smoothly. Now I better take good care of her, because there'll be no more Quad Cores and no more user-upgradeable memory. And Apple couldn't give a shrimp. Select a Language: Help Translate iFixit. Mac mini Late Teardown Published: October 20, Tools Featured in this Teardown Buy these tools. Video Overview. Introduction It's been two years since the Mac mini's last appearance on iFixit's teardown table, but a newly revised version joins Apple's lineup this week. Step 1 Mac mini Late Teardown. One comment.