Check this out, everyone! Pretty slick, isn't it? Those are ThunderBolt speeds! And some of the better ones at that!
I just got my Mac mini yesterday, and today, I faithfully put 8GB of RAM into it. This is off-topic, but boy does the extra 4GB make a difference when you're dealing with the OS paging to the 5400rpm stock drive. lol...
At any rate, regarding the aforementioned article, the trick as to how to get the almost 1GB/s for both read and write speeds is to get two (2) SATA III (6Gbps) solid state drives. Doesn't have to be OWC's. It can be a couple of OCZ's or a set of Intel 510 drives.
Incidentally, if anyone has any questions about OS X 10.7 Lion, I think I'll be able to help. I have been using Lion exclusively since Dev. Preview 4 and the installation shouldn't get in the way of this at all. There are a number of different ways to install/upgrade/clone, etc. We should be fine. I've also been an enthusiast when it comes to SSD technology for a while. My first one was the 1st gen. Intel X25-M 80GB and it cost me a hefty $550 and that was considered very cheap at the time. There were no fancy features such as TRIM or NCQ either. In fact, the initial firmware crashed my then-ThinkPad laptop and it took a while to remedy the issue.
Anyway, as we talked about, to get one of these bad boys into the Mac mini is relatively easy, as you're just doing a swap. And I'm sure that some of you may just be happy as a clam with "just one" SATA III SSD. After all, you'll be getting around 500-550MB/s for r/w speeds and the random 4K block speeds are equally as impressive. However, I can't UN-read that OWC article. I'm going to need that 2nd drive in my mini! lol...And the second empty 2.5" slot IS there, seemingly ready to receive SSD #2, but as I understand it, the (likely proprietary) SATA connector/cable/whatever is missing! :-((( This is only true for the NON-server models, but I bought the one with the AMD Radeon HD 6630M discrete graphics chip, because let's face it, the AMD chip w/ GDDR5 VRAM is significantly better than Intel's integrated Sandy Bridge GPU, the HD 3000. Yes, I get it, it's the "server edition", which "doesn't need fancy graphics", but come on, Apple...:-(
Assuming that my assumptions are correct - and I genuinely hope that I am wrong - the question becomes as to where, o where, can we obtain one of those (proprietary?) SATA III connector/cable/whatever for the 2nd 6Gbps SSD?
Sorry for my long post...We must tackle this issue together because if we fail to do so, the tyrants will have won! :D
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