Has anyone installed a SSD in a A1176 Mac Mini1,1?
I haven't been able to find a successful installation description of a SSD in a A1176 Mac Mini1,1. Can anybody confirm it is possible? Can you recommend any SSD model?
An SSD drive is physically exactly the same as a regular SATA drive, with the same SATA connector. So as far as installation, there is nothing specific to SSDs, and you can therefore use the guide for installing a regular SATA into an A1176:
I just installed a ssd in my Mac mini with a 1.86GHz CPU.
It was very easy, the hardest part was taking off the top.
Once the ssd installed I just booted off my Snow Leopard DVD and done.
What problems are you having?
If you put your orignial HD into a USB enclosure you can hook it up and boot off of it first.
You will see the ssd as a attached drive in Disk utility program.
Format the ssd and install new OS.
Hi, is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace it with an SSD ?
It's not a god idea to put the ssd where the optical drive is. That bus is very slow and will cripple your SSD speed. I believe the optical drive is on a PATA bus.