Guaranteed compatible upgrades for:

Apple Mac mini 2011 (Mid) Core i7 2.0 GHz (Server) (Macmini5,3)

System Specifications
Maximum Memory:
  • 8GB (Original Apple specs)
  • 16GB (confirmed by 100's of our customers)
  • 2 Sockets
Standard Memory:
  • 4 GB (Removable)
  • Intel Quad Core i7 2.0 GHz
Bus Architecture:
  • Flash - SDXC, SSD - SATA 2.5-inch 9.5mm
  • Flash - SDXC, SSD - SATA 2.5-inch 9.5mm
Upgrade Path:
  • Virtually any configuration up to 16GB can be reached using 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB modules.
  • MacMini5,3 Mid 2011 Server Model A1347 EMC 2442

  • INSTALLATION GUIDES for this Mac Mini

  • - RAM upgrade guide
  • - HDD/SSD upgrade guide

  • RAM Upgrade

  • Originally, both the official and actual maximum RAM was 8 GB. However, if running OS X 10.7.5 or higher, this Mac Mini can be upgraded to a total of 16GB (8GB + 8GB) of RAM. Choose your RAM modules on the left. There are no tools required to install the RAM, just follow this guide.

  • HDD->HDD / SSD

  • By default, this model is configured with dual 500GB 2.5-inch hard drives connected to 6.0Gb/s SATA ports, and could also be equipped with 1x HDD/1x SSD, a single SSD, or 2x SSD’s. To upgrade the existing 2.5-inch drive(s) to a larger capacity HDD or to a high performance SSD, follow this guide. You’ll need a larger 2.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch SSD, the Logic Board Removal Tool, and the Essential Electronics Toolkit.

  • To clone your existing OS/app setup first, purchase a Cloning/Data Transfer Cable or 2.5-inch HDD/SDD enclosure to connect your new SSD to your mac, then use the Super Duper app to perform the clone, then switch the drives. You can keep your old 2.5-inch HDD in the enclosure for external storage.