Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 9:35 AM (in response to ghassanredmann)
How long have you had the unit? I would suggest at least going 7200rpm with a bit more cache if you have to replace it anyway. Give it some umph that you can enjoy for a while. You might even think of trying a larger drive if that seems like what you want to do. And while you are at it, you might want to throw an small SSD in there at the same time if you need speed (digital video rendering, etc)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 5:26 PM (in response to ghassanredmann)
I tend to like OWC (macsales.com). They specialize in Mac. Additionally, for something like $99 they will actually perform the installation of any internal components that you buy from them for the Mac Mini (I dont know if they do this for other models). I think this flat price includes more than one item at once (eg. RAM and hard disc).
In my opinion one cool aspect to the Mini is that you can get the data doubler kit to add a second internal hard disc. So if you are looking for speed you could install one SSD for OS and applications and also a large hard drive for data storage. Both internal is nice so you dont have to worry about external busses like USB or secondard power supplies. Also, on the internal SATA bus then the drive will be more efficient. Something to think about if you really want speed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 2:26 AM (in response to ghassanredmann)
You may want to take a look at one of these installation
videos to determine if you want to or are capable of doing
the change yourself:
Changing the hard drive in a Mini is not for the faint of heart
and is a pretty major tear down of the unit.