I’m a fan of the Mac Mini. It’s not a powerhouse, but it serves well as a media hub. I’ve tried numerous set top boxes, but nothing compares to the versatility of the tiny aluminum slab. If you’re interested in taking a peek inside one, our friends over at iFixIt have done the hard work and posted a teardown detailing some of the finer points in this new release. Of note is the new Thunderbolt high speed I/O, SDHC card slot–and once you get inside–a second SATA drive connector with ample space for another drive.
Mac Mini 2011 Teardown