BY the way, the mid 2011 Mac mini will hold, use and acknowledge 16GB of ram. Yeah, I'm running 10GB right now and I'm waiting for another chip to get me to 12GB. I would go the whole 16, but I'm waiting for the 8GB chips to come down. Right now Newegg has the 8GB Singe channel Corsair for $139. Has anyone kept the OS drive and just replaced the extra 500GB hard drive in the i7 quad mac mini? They have 2 500gb drives and I want to replace the non OS one and use all of my photo processing apps in the SSD for faster processing.