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cnon297
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I recently bought a 2nd hand 2018 Mac mini i3 with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage.  Unfortunately the SSD failed 3-4 weeks later!   My money was refunded but the experience was concerning given the soldered-in storage and T2 security chip in modern Macs.

 

Have any egpu.io members experienced Mac SSD failures?   Have they been repaired out-of-warranty?  Or by 3rd party?  

 

FWIW, I’ve never had an SSD failure prior to the ’18 Mac mini.  

2012 15" MacBook Pro hi res, 2.7GHz 4C i7, GT650M + Vega 56 eGPU
2009 Mac Pro 5,1 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz + HD 7970OC

 
2009 Mac Pro (HD7970) [1st,6C,W] + RX Vega 56 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node * GC-Titan Ridge) + macOS 10.14.6 [build link]  


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itsage
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@cnon297, I have been using a 2018 Mac mini since launch. With all the different testings, there's no issues with the drive. I think the one you got is a rare case of component failure.

 

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cnon297
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That's good to hear.  I've been considering purchasing another TB3 '18 Mac mini.  If it were an M.2 SSD I wouldn't hesitate!  But with a soldered-in SSD...  As long as they weren't running Chia to mine bit coin. 

 

BTW, here's a capture of my oldest SSD and it still works.  It's an Intel 80GB X25-M SATAII in an '08 15" MBPro (dual NVIDIA GPUs).  It felt weird starting up a Mac without having to login (OSX 10.6.8)

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2012 15" MacBook Pro hi res, 2.7GHz 4C i7, GT650M + Vega 56 eGPU
2009 Mac Pro 5,1 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz + HD 7970OC

 
2009 Mac Pro (HD7970) [1st,6C,W] + RX Vega 56 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node * GC-Titan Ridge) + macOS 10.14.6 [build link]  


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