Thanks for the follow up and inputs.
so i decided to go full SSD. i have the New SSD carrier with flex cable + 512GB PCIe + 2TB SSD i also have the ifix pro kit.
I created a time machine back up yesterday and currently creating a OSX boot drive in case. now all i need to do is find some quite time and space and then i can start the procedure. hopefully i can complete this in the next 2 weeks.
I have used the cloning software in the past on PC which was great but i think i will either just rebuild from a clean install or just restore from the time machine.
ill try share results ASAP.
I completed the upgrade today. I didn't make the video as promised but I have taken a few photos that I can share if needed.
The normal HDD mini doesn't need the whole carrier replacement as it has the fixing hole for the blade SSD already. You just need to find the flex cable and then secure it to the carrier already in your mini.
The PCIe interface is on the logic board next to the IR connector.
I did run into a little problem with the fresh install of El Capitan. Took a round 9 mins for 1 part then reboot. But then seems to stall on the "about a second remaining" for around 10 mins. But it then does reboot. I did connect it to the Internet during that time so maybe that fixed the stall issue. Not sure if there is a log file I can share to show you.
Also the Samsung PCIe SSD I said above works fine. Load time with the HDD was around 60 seconds and now it's under 20 seconds. .
I now have a faster 2.5 TB mini in duel drive setup as they are both SSD so no need to fusion.
Tonight I'll back up from time machine and the. Everything is completed.
Process wasn't to hard so if you find the parts needed at a good rate then go for it Nate.
Good luck and let me know if you would like any other info
Tried to place an SSD PCIe from a MacBook Air 2013. Got the basement with the correct socket on the Bay. Not visible, neither form the Terminal. Not a problem, I'm just kidding. but I will further searching for compatible SSD as the problem is surely into the SSD's firmware.
PCIE SSD connector flex cable can be purchased separately here on ali express https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-SSD-...
Prathik Gopal 의
Prathik Gopal - Good find!
Just remember you still need an Apple SSD (or OWC compatible SSD)
Is there any conflict switching the HDD to an SSD along with adding the PCIe SSD as discussed above?
Andrew White 의
@andwhi Too bad there are no answers here. I too have this question
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