The gang at iFixit has disassembled the new Mac mini that Apple last week.

“For the first time in a long time, we were able to give our plastic opening tools and pentalobe drivers a well-deserved day off,” says Miroslav Djuric, chief information architect, iFixit. “A firm grip and a good twist is all it takes to get into the 2012 Mini. Inside, we found an empty extra SATA connection on the logic board perfect for adding a secondary hard drive, replaceable RAM and hard drive, and modular components — just like in last year’s model. Kudos to the Mini for receiving an excellent 8 out of 10 repairability score, and to Apple keeping it so fix-friendly. ”

You can find the complete teardown at .