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    Mac Mini mounts 2 hard drives
    Mi mac Mini always mounts 2 hard drives. I dismount the "ghost" one but next time I turn it on, there it is again, Macintosh HD2. How can I keep it from mounting a hard drive that does not exist?

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    Open your Disk Utility application (Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility) and tell us how many hard drives does it "see" and the names of them.

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    And is this the 2.0 Ghz Core i7 with OS X server installed on it from sometime in 2011 -2012?

    If so, it shipped with two 500 GB drives in it.

    What makes you think it is a ghost drive?
    What happens when you select each of the 2 partitions there in disk utility - what sort of used/free space does each one show?
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    As noted in the previous reply, your Mini has two hard drives, obviously ordered that way and so shipped. One of the drives has the server version installed.

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    Indeed guys. The computer came with 2 hard drives. I worked in the graphic arts industry for 17 years and never saw it, nor I see the need to do it. I'd rather have one hard drive with one TB. It simplifies things for me.
    Thanks.

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    have a look at the second video from OWC on replacing the drive/s.

    How to Upgrade Aluminum Mac mini Hard Drives or SSDs @ EveryMac.com
    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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