7903 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2008 10:37 AM by biz123
Welcome to the Apple discussions.
You want a 2.5" notebook hard drive with parallel ATA/Ultra ATA interface. Easier said, you cannot use a serial ATA or SATA drive. 5400rpm drives come in sizes up to 250GB and 7200rpm drives are available up to 100GB. Seagates drives come with a 5 year warranty, while most others are 1 to 3 years.
You can see directions on how to replace the hard drive at http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/Mac-Mini-PowerPC/Hard-Drive/82/8/ and a video at http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/installation.cfm (choose hard drives and scroll down the list).
Two online sources I've used are http://www.macsales.com and http://www.newegg.com .
That macsales site is exactly the kind of site I was looking for, since you can specify what mac you have and they will show what hardware is available to work with that model. The installation sites look helpful too.
The Western Digital 250gb drive looks good. I'll probably try that one.