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    Quote Originally Posted by cherry_bomb View Post
    Would it be better to have one internal 1TB SSD as the boot and another internal 1 TB SSD for everything else? Or does it not make a difference in speed if I used just one 2TB drive? If I am going up add a second drive I'm thinking I should be doing it all at once so I don't have to take it apart twice?


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    Just put 1x2TB SSD drive in it. Very fast. Plenty of room to grow.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rachalmers View Post
    Just put 1x2TB SSD drive in it. Very fast. Plenty of room to grow.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I suggested that step previously for several reasons, some may not be needed:
    - create a new directory of all data and the OS that often ends up being much faster that the original drive was.
    - you can use the cloned drive as a backup obviously. A single backup is the minimum.
    - CCC will often flag either file or directory errors or errors with either drive being used. ie: either one could be failing or failed for that matter so it can act as a warning flag.

    It sounds like things are progressing well but we have various family members coming for lunch tp celebrate some of my children's recent birthdays and our Fathers Day celebration all in one. So computer time will have to be cancelled.

    BTW: HAPPY FATHERS DAY to ALL fathers!!!


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    BTW: Using an external SSD ONLY for backups is overkill and a waste of resources IMHO, but I don't think that was anyone's intention unless I misread some comments.



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    Happy Father's Day!

    I just ordered my internal SSD, will be here Wednesday. I assume I will need to do the clone process again to that new drive? I didn't receive any errors or flags so does that mean my existing HD isn't going to be toast for awhile?
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    One thing that is kind of baffling me is that I deleted ALL of my tv shows and movies off my HD (after I cloned it) to free up the space and even after emptying the trash it still isn't showing that space as cleared. I have restarted a few times.

    Edited to add: CCC recognizes it as being cleared off, so I guess everything is okay.
    Last edited by cherry_bomb; 06-16-2019 at 02:56 PM. Reason: typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherry_bomb View Post
    One thing that is kind of baffling me is that I deleted ALL of my tv shows and movies off my HD (after I cloned it) to free up the space and even after emptying the trash it still isn't showing that space as cleared. I have restarted a few times.

    Edited to add: CCC recognizes it as being cleared off, so I guess everything is okay.
    Mac OS has a rather strange method of showing free space. I wouldn’t worry about it for now.


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    So today is the day! New internal SSD cloned yesterday and I am getting ready to shut down the mini and do the install. Have the OWC video loaded onto my MacBook and have prepared a clean wood desk to work on with wood floor to avoid generating any static. Will make sure I ground myself occasionally. I don't have any spray air at home to clean out the inside of the mini, is that something I should be concerned with doing since I am opening it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachalmers View Post
    Mac OS has a rather strange method of showing free space. I wouldn’t worry about it for now.


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    You were correct! About an hour later it cleared up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherry_bomb View Post
    I don't have any spray air at home to clean out the inside of the mini, is that something I should be concerned with doing since I am opening it up?
    It kind of depends on how much dirt/fuzz there is inside. To do the SSD install you're probably disassembling it enough to see/have access to most of the innards of the Mac-Mini...so you'll probably see if there are any major buildups of fuzz.

    If you see something...and don't have canned air...just carefully blow into the cracks & crevices. A Mac-Mini is small enough to do this. If it were a large desktop tower computer...blowing on it would be harder & less effective...and having canned air more handy.

    Good luck...please let us know how things go.

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    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    It kind of depends on how much dirt/fuzz there is inside. To do the SSD install you're probably disassembling it enough to see/have access to most of the innards of the Mac-Mini...so you'll probably see if there are any major buildups of fuzz.

    If you see something...and don't have canned air...just carefully blow into the cracks & crevices. A Mac-Mini is small enough to do this. If it were a large desktop tower computer...blowing on it would be harder & less effective...and having canned air more handy.

    Good luck...please let us know how things go.

    - Nick
    It went great! I can tell a difference in speed for sure. It's not as quick to start up as I thought it would be, but once it is going the everything is much faster. Can download large files, stream shows and surf the net with no issues.

    Thank you again so much to everyone for your help!
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    Awesome. Great to hear everything went well...and the Mini is faster!

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Awesome. Great to hear everything went well...and the Mini is faster!

    - Nick

    +1 !!! Ditto.


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