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Details about  Apple Mac Mini FULLY-LOADED: 8 GB RAM, 1.28 TB Hard Drive MC815LL/A (July 2011)

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Apple Mac Mini FULLY-LOADED: 8 GB RAM, 1.28 TB Hard Drive MC815LL/A (July 2011)
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Item condition:
Seller refurbished
Jul 01, 2012 11:24:14 PDT
Winning bid:
US $767.00
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Item location:
Broadview Heights, OH, United States


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Item specifics

Seller refurbished: An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by ... Read moreabout the condition


Bundled Items:

Power Cord, External Hard Drive (for Reinstall), HDMI-to-DVI Adapter

Product Family:

Mac Mini


Intel HD 3000


2 GB

Processor Core:

Dual Core w/ HyperThreading (4 threads)

Hard Drive Capacity:

500 GB


Intel Core i5-2415M (Sandy Bridge)

Processor Type:

Intel Core i5

CPU Clock Speed:

2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.9GHz)

Processor Speed:

2.3 GHz

Hard Drive RAID Capacity:

1.28 TB (dual 640 GB drives in RAID 0)



Memory Capacity:

8 GB (2x4GB)

Operating System:

Mac OS X 10.7, Lion



Mac Mini (2011)

8 GB RAM, 1.28 TB Hard Drive
OS X Lion, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Full

Why am I selling this Mac Mini that I've only used for 4 months?  I've been waiting for Apple to refresh their MacBook Pro line and used the Mac Mini as a stand-in after my last MacBook Pro's logic board died in March.  It's been a great machine for everything I've used it for, but I'm ordering a brand new Retina Display MacBook Pro to be my main work machine and don't need the Mac Mini any longer (and I'd hate to see this machine go unused).

This is a fully-loaded Mac Mini.  I've replaced the original 500 GB hard drive with a 640 GB drive, and custom-installed a second 640 GB hard drive using the kit from iFixIt.  The whopping 1.28 TB hard drive capacity is obtained by placing both 640 GB drives in a striped RAID set (for a 2X performance improvement), so 640 + 640 = 1,280 GB.  This means you have a single "drive" that shows up in OS X with 1.28 TB of capacity, AND get a ~2X performance improvement over the standard 500 GB hard drive.  Also, the original 2 GB of memory has been maxed out at 8 GB (Apple and Intel list the max as 8 GB, so I'm not sure why the stock eBay description lists a max of 16 GB), which is 4X improvement from the original configuration.  

On the software side, I've installed the latest version of OS X Lion (10.7.4), Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, iWork '09, iLife '11, and for the grand finale, the FULL Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (Web, Design, and Production Premium).  The installation media and license keys (Office and Adobe CS 5.5) for these are included on a BONUS bootable 80 GB USB external hard drive.  So if you need to re-install at any point in the future, everything is already included on the external drive.

I'm including the Power Cord, HDMI-to-DVI adapter, External 80 GB Boot Drive with software installers.

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