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ok Im thinking about buying a macmini, but a 40GB harddrive is so small, I have an 80GB hd that Im not using, is it possible to open a macmini and replace it? and is it hard to open also will it work with any old moniter or imac only?
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ok Im thinking about buying a macmini, but a 40GB harddrive is so small, I have an 80GB hd that Im not using, is it possible to open a macmini and replace it? and is it hard to open also will it work with any old moniter or imac only?
The mini uses 2.5in hard drive, which are more commonly found in laptop computers. If you 80GB hard drive is 2.5in it'll work. It is fairly easy to get open. It'll work with just about any monitor.

If you hard drive is a 3.5in, which is regular desktop hard drive size, you could get an external enclosure for it, then use it with the mini that way.
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ok thanks, but I notice that the connecter thing on the back of an mm(mini mac) looks differnt than the one from a intel computer.
also Im thinking of buying the OS X tiger CDs and getting the image files from it and useing a guide that tells how to install it on an intel machine, if it doesnt work, Im getting an mm
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The video port on the back of the mini is DVI-I which comes with an adapter so you can plug a VGA monitor into it, which is what you probably have.
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personally id get the 1.42 with the 80gig already in it. the 1.25 comes with the 40 and ive been pushing my mini to the limit.

If your doing just web stuff and downloading music and saving pictures that base mini will do. but id pay the extra 100 and get the airport card w/ BT and the extra 40gigs....its well worth it.
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it comes with an adaptor
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Hi Suzuka,

If you get the Mac Mini you can always add an external hard drive to you computer. I just purchased my Mac Mini last month and I am very happy with it. Good luck on the purchase of the Mac Mini. Let us know what setup you decide to go with.
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