The modem was later omitted from the Mac mini, but an external modem remained an option. External displays are supported via a DVI port. In the last revision of the Mac mini G4, the internal mezzanine board was upgraded to accommodate the AirPort Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology onto one chip.
In prior models, the Mac mini included an AirPort Extreme card taped to the mezzanine board and a separate Bluetooth module. For example, on a 1. The product packaging also did not reflect the upgrade. Apple did not revise the official specifications on their web site.
As of Mac OS X The specifications below are from Apple's "tech specs" page,  except where noted. The current non-server Mac mini is available in two versions, one with a mobile dual-core bit Intel Core i5 processor that runs at 2.
The and Mac mini models that come standard with a bit Intel Core Solo processor can be changed to an Intel bit Core 2 Duo processor through a simple upgrade. The following processors are compatible: The more recent and later Mac mini models have the processors soldered onto the logic board and thus are not upgradable. Geekbench scores have shown that the 2. While the Mac mini G4 contained a separate graphics processor, all revisions of the Intel-based Mac mini contain integrated GPUs, except in the version where the 2.
Unlike the Mac mini G4, the Intel-based Mac mini uses a dual-channel architecture for memory. While all versions of the Mac mini up to and including the revision supports user upgradeable memory after purchase, the current model does not,  because the memory is soldered to the logic board. Since the integrated graphics processor does not have its own dedicated memory, the system shares some of the main system memory with it.
All models continue to use 2. A Combo drive was initially offered as standard, with the SuperDrive being an option, but through the models, all models that have an optical drive contain the SuperDrive as standard. Networking is supported with a built-in Gigabit Ethernet port and an integrated Bluetooth was also made standard.
External displays are supported through a DVI port. A fifth USB 2. The AirPort card was upgraded to Bluetooth was also upgraded from 2. As of this revision, the Apple Remote is no longer included with the Mac mini. The Mac mini model gave access to 3 different USB busses on the back.
Dec 11, Google, in it's infinite wisdom, has led me to an (approx) $80 adapter by Kanex that'll connect to the Thunderbolt port on my mid Mini. Nov 1, Mac mini (Mid ) - Technical Specifications port (up to 10 Gbps); FireWire port (up to Mbps); Four USB ports (up to Mbps).
Upgradable up to an Intel Core 2 Duo 2. Starting from the mid revision, there is a removable panel on the bottom, enabling the user to upgrade the RAM. The new Mac mini has an all-aluminium enclosure, called unibody.
The unibody manufacturing process was originally developed for the MacBook Air  and later also used in the MacBook and MacBook Pro , and the iMac before being introduced into the Mac mini range. The built-in power supply negates the need for an external power supply "brick" used on earlier models. There have been other changes in the revision. They include the elimination of the Kensington Security Slot ,  as well as the optical drive.
While the fifth USB 2. Mac mini models released in late used dual-core processors, which perform worse in multi-threaded workloads compared to the quad-core processors from the model. Meanwhile, single-threaded workload performance increased. PCIe-based flash storage is standard with no option of a hard disk drive.
The chassis is mostly a carryover from the previous generation, measuring the same dimensions, though is only available in a darker "space gray" finish. Memory can again be replaced, unlike the models that soldered it to the logic board. Apple has offered a Server configuration of the Mac mini.
Later on, Apple released the OS X Server packaged app as a single purchase from the Mac App Store , containing all the separate components apps, so that any model of Mac computer could download and use them. The Mid Server model was initially the only Mac mini to entirely remove the optical drive, replacing it with a second hard drive in its place.
However, from the Mid models onwards, all models of Mac mini had the optical drive removed. The Mac mini Server was discontinued with the Late model. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Desktop computer by Apple.
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Archived from the original on September 12, Retrieved September 5, Archived from the original on September 5, Once you crack open the Mac mini, you're still 19 steps from swapping out the hard drive. Not as easy as plugging in an external SSD. But it is, of course, possible to use an SSD in an external enclosure.
I went that route, and solved the slowdowns. My model of Mac mini has four USB 2. USB 2. That made it an easy choice to go with FireWire , which maxes out at a raw rate of megabits per second Mbps. There are cheaper options for the same capacity with a single interface.
Initialize the external SSD. See this tutorial. The copying rate was roughly 40GB per hour, which is fairly slow, but not unexpected. Because I was using my computer during the clone, I know I missed some changed data. After the first clone was completed, I quit all active programs and shut down several services, and did another pass.
This one took only about 40 minutes to complete. Ask Question.
Now the problem is that Mac mini Mid only has: Thunderbolt port up to 10 Gbps not Thunderbolt 3, perhaps Thunderbolt 2: David Anderson David Anderson Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name.