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Does Apple provide installation services for SSD drives that were purchased outside of Apple?

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Does Apple provide installation services for SSD drives that were purchased outside of Apple?

If not, who does and is it simplified enough to do like the MacMini's RAM?
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No, I don't think Apple will be helping you with that one ...

It's not so difficult to do yourself though, there's even a video available (probably more than one), for example here:

http://forums.crucial.com/t5/The-Cru/How-to-clone-Mac-OS-X-using-Disk-Utility/ba-p/135905

You might need something like this to connect your SSD to your Mac: http://www.newmodeus.com/pics/eSATA-USB/esata-usb-cable.jpg
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Macsales.com has great videos for DIY disk replacements and for MacMini too: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIMM11D2/

Just note that there is a slight difference between the 2011 and 2012 models.
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by:turbojournal
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Great links, thank you.  Are there any major negative issues with these options such as % of users accidentally damaging the SSD or the Mac Mini, possibility of slower speeds than the SSD 256GB drive that is officially sold by Apple on their website, or other major drawbacks?
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I haven't come accross any ... I replaced a few standard drives with SSD (as well as ram) in MAC Mini's myself, it's fairly easy even if you're not very technically inclined, there's not much room to wiggle around but just take your time, you'll be glad you did the upgrade...

http://www.ifixit.com/Device/Mac_Mini_Late_2012 is another great resource with very detailed pictures...
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by:turbojournal
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Great solutions and the ifixit website with the photos of installations is fantastic.  Thank you.
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