1. Marco L O T's Avatar
    I am interested in the Mac Mini 2014, but I want to upgrade the memory myself, is this still doable?
    10-17-2014 12:33 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    I am interested in the Mac Mini 2014, but I want to upgrade the memory myself, is this still doable?
    Yes. Just twist off the bottom cover and swap out the RAM.

    Apparently, Apple has seen fit to lock us out of the 2014 Mac Mini. What a load of horse hockey.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 10-17-2014 at 05:48 PM.
    10-17-2014 12:59 AM
  3. pappy53's Avatar
    From what I am reading in other forums, the base Mini has soldered-in RAM. Haven't heard about the others.
    10-17-2014 04:49 PM
  4. pappy53's Avatar
    2014 Mac mini : upgradability options
    Previously the Mac mini was popular because it had easy to access memory so you could add more RAM if you wanted to. Unfortunately the new Mac mini will not be this flexible, Apple has told us you will not be able to add more RAM after purchase as you could previously.

    That is from a review: http://www.macworld.co.uk/review/mac...-spec-3474809/

    That sux.
    10-17-2014 05:03 PM
  5. HankAZ's Avatar
    2014 Mac mini : upgradability options
    Previously the Mac mini was popular because it had easy to access memory – so you could add more RAM if you wanted to. Unfortunately the new Mac mini will not be this flexible, Apple has told us you will not be able to add more RAM after purchase as you could previously.

    That is from a review: Mac mini (2014) first look review - Review - Macworld UK

    That sux.
    Wow. That totally sucks.
    10-17-2014 05:42 PM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    My mid 2010 Mini is working well with the HW config below on Mavericks 10.9.5. According to the site below, up to 16GB RAM is possible. Given the Mini is now 4+ yrs old, was thinking about repurposing it for other duties in the house, and migrating to a new Mini.

    While 16GB RAM is likely more than fine for general purpose computing for some time to come, it would be nice to know that if future OS or application specific requirements called for it, I could upgrade RAM in the 2014 Mini. RAM upgrades are generally some of the most cost effective ways to increase system performance - assuming no other system resources like CPU, disk, or network are a bottleneck to begin with.

    I may have to rethink my update plans for a new Mini.

    Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 (Server) Specs (Mid-2010, MC438LL/A, Macmini4,1, A1347, 2364) @ EveryMac.com

    Model Name: Mac mini
    Model Identifier: Macmini4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    10-17-2014 06:24 PM
  7. pappy53's Avatar
    This is nothing but pure Apple greed, IMHO.
    10-19-2014 10:21 PM
  8. ecr80's Avatar
    i may still get one.
    10-19-2014 10:33 PM
  9. HankAZ's Avatar
    This is nothing but pure Apple greed, IMHO.
    Wow.
    10-19-2014 11:01 PM
  10. pappy53's Avatar
    Wow.
    What else could it be?


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    10-19-2014 11:02 PM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    What else could it be?

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    Well, for starters, in Mavericks and again in Yosemite, Apple uses a proprietary memory compression process. I have read that that may explain part of the memory requirements/restrictions. I’ve not actually researched it, as it doesn’t pertain to me since I’m not in the marked for a new machine.

    All memory is soldered in place in the retina MBP and all MBA laptops, as well as the entry level iMac. There is also no user serviceable memory in the 21" iMac (2014). But I’d certainly give Apple the benefit of the doubt over calling it "pure Apple greed".
    10-19-2014 11:09 PM
  12. pappy53's Avatar
    Well, for starters, in Mavericks and again in Yosemite, Apple uses a proprietary memory compression process. I have read that that may explain part of the memory requirements/restrictions. Ive not actually researched it, as it doesnt pertain to me since Im not in the marked for a new machine.

    All memory is soldered in place in the retina MBP and all MBA laptops, as well as the entry level iMac. There is also no user serviceable memory in the 21" iMac (2014). But Id certainly give Apple the benefit of the doubt over calling it "pure Apple greed".
    If you could replace the memory, and the only difference is the amount of GB's, then why wouldn't it be accessible? Still the same kind of memory, just more capacity. The processes would still work, just in a larger capacity.


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    10-19-2014 11:19 PM
  13. Stunstudio's Avatar
    Mini Mac 2010 can upgrade
    10-20-2014 06:22 AM

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