On this episode of Building The Ultimate Mac mini, we’re taking a look at the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD. This is a beastly solid state drive that can achieve read and write speeds well over 500MB/s. In a future video we’ll be cloning the HDD to this SSD and installing it into the Mac mini. Check out the above video for a hands-on look at this HyperX SSD upgrade kit.
Here are the parts used in this series:
- Mac mini Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 (Used in this series)
- Kingston HyperX 16GB RAM Kit
- Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSD
- Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD
- iFixit Dual Drive Kit
- iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
Of course, you don’t need these exact parts, but this will give you a good place to start looking if you’d like to follow along with the series. To put it into perspective, the Mac mini that we will be building totals out to $1,243 including all parts. If you wanted to order a Mac mini from Apple with roughly the same specifications (no performance difference, just dual 240GB SSDs) you’d have to shell out $1,899. That’s a difference of $656. Save yourself some money, buy the parts, and follow along. Thanks again and stay tuned for the next installment of Building The Ultimate Mac mini.