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I have an old Mac Mini (2006) and I'm looking at getting an SSD so I can record some music on it.

Here is the model:
Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.66 Specs (Early/Late 2006, MA206LL/A*, Macmini1,1, A1176, 2108) @ EveryMac.com

I know almost NOTHING about SSDs so any advice is welcome.

Thanks!
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No one??
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Have used four brands of SSDs over the last couple of years. best by far are OWXCand OCZ Vertex. As your Mini uses an original SATA 1.5G/ps drive, do not spend extra money buying faster SATA 11 or SATA 111 models as they will be throttled back to SATA speed.

here is one from OWC:-

https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_1.8

Be a little patient ~ all volunteers here.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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(harry means SATA II or SATA III, Roman numerals for "two" and "three" respectively). In addition to his recommendations, the Samsung 840 series are well-regarded also.
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