Hard Drive and Memory Upgrade
Can the hard drive and memory be upgraded in the Mac Mini with the M1 chip?
Nope! It is what you buy, no internal upgrades possible!
See for your self! Everything is soldered.
As the trend goes with Apple products, all “smart” parts are serial-paired and possibly encrypted. Swapping original parts may not work, not to mention trying to replace it with aftermarket parts.
Upgrading storage on iPhones are possible, but involves high-skill soldering and pre-programming. Could be the same story for M1 Macs, but I usually don’t have high hopes for this.
Wow, looks like a Raspberry PI design ;)
This is a picture of decaying capitalism, money, money, money and in return nothing, greed
The first Mac Minis allowed a CPU upgrade (if you were brave enough) as well as RAM, disk and optical drive. Obviously you could only put in what the motherboard supported, but it was a step in the right direction. Even the 2012 model is okay, I've got mine up to 16GB RAM and two hard drives totalling 1.5TB, the latter using the guides on this very site.
For me, the killer decision to not by an M1 Mac Mini, along with the non-upgradable disk and RAM (meaning I cannot buy the base model now and upgrade on the cheap in 6 months) is this : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252...