View Full Version : Xserve HD Connection

Jul 25, 2004, 03:37 PM
What type of connection does the Xserve use for its removable hard drives? My dad and I want to make an external drive reader for Xserve hard drives (basically a Firewire Xserve RAID but only with 1 drive).


Jul 25, 2004, 03:42 PM
The new Xserves all use SATA, which is hotpluggable.

Jul 25, 2004, 03:48 PM
Actually, it uses some proprietary Apple Harddisk Connection to make it hot swappable. They call it a "Serial ATA Apple Drive Module"

Jul 25, 2004, 04:18 PM
It should be easy to remove the sata drive from apple's mounting module and use it normally in your drive reader from there.

Jul 27, 2004, 07:14 PM
Thanks for the help. When I get time off from the zoo (they have me working 3 or more 12 hour days a week), I am going to make this.