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Just to be clear here your mini's HD died and you what to replace it. Luckily, you do have a good external HD backup using TimeMachine.
 
OK, First you'll need to find your gray recovery CD/DVD that came with your system. Then using it see if you can boot up under it. If you can see if you can repair your internal HD. Often I've raised the dead this way.
 
OK, no soap. The HD is beyond help. Review your options on HD or SSHD (hybrid) drives. Take care here as your system can only support a SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive. Make sure its not any faster or can be set (manually or automatically) to SATA II. The drive also can not be any higher than 9.5mm. Personally I would recommend a SSHD (hybrid) drive, these drives offer a SSD for caching which improves performance.
 
OK, you got a new drive and you have followed the IFIXIT guide [guide|1063|Mac mini Model A1283 Hard Drive Replacement]. When the guide was created 500MB drives were the largest you could get. Today you can get 2 TB drives! If you really want to make a media server you can even swap out the optical drive and put a second drive in.
 
Moving on...
 
OK you have the drive installed, now using the grey DVD boot up your mini. setup and format your drive by selecting off of the menu '''Utilities >''' DriveDisk Utility. Then go though the OS installer. Once your done you should check your firmware level [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237|EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs] and get all of the updates. If you want to upgrade to Mavericks this is the time to do it.
OK you have the drive installed, now using the grey DVD boot up your mini. setup and format your drive by selecting off of the menu '''Utilities >''' DriveDisk Utility. Then go though the OS installer. Once your done you should check your firmware level [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237|EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs] and get all of the updates. If you want to upgrade to Mavericks this is the time to do it.
 
OK, systems up and running what about my backup?
 
Well now's the time to restore! plug in your TM back up and launch TimeMachine. Make sure you remember you want to recover not backup. Once you have your stuff back don't forget to check for updates in both the Apps store and the given app's web sites. - Good Luck!

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Aporte original por: Dan ,

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Just to be clear here your mini's HD died and you what to replace it. Luckily, you do have a good external HD backup using TimeMachine.

OK, First you'll need to find your gray recovery CD/DVD that came with your system. Then using it see if you can boot up under it. If you can see if you can repair your internal HD. Often I've raised the dead this way.

OK, no soap. The HD is beyond help. Review your options on HD or SSHD (hybrid) drives. Take care here as your system can only support a SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive. Make sure its not any faster or can be set (manually or automatically) to SATA II. The drive also can not be any higher than 9.5mm. Personally I would recommend a SSHD (hybrid) drive, these drives offer a SSD for caching which improves performance.

OK, you got a new drive and you have followed the IFIXIT guide [guide|1063|Mac mini Model A1283 Hard Drive Replacement]. When the guide was created 500MB drives were the largest you could get. Today you can get 2 TB drives! If you really want to make a media server you can even swap out the optical drive and put a second drive in.

Moving on...

OK you have the drive installed, now using the grey DVD boot up your mini. setup and format your drive by selecting off of the menu '''Utilities >''' Drive Utility. Then go though the OS installer. Once your done you should check your firmware level [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237|EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs] and get all of the updates. If you want to upgrade to Mavericks this is the time to do it.

OK, systems up and running what about my backup?

Well now's the time to restore! plug in your TM back up and launch TimeMachine. Make sure you remember you want to recover not backup. Once you have your stuff back don't forget to check for updates in both the Apps store and the given app's web sites. - Good Luck!

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