|Dec 2, 2012, 10:21 AM||#1|
Mac Mini in PC case?
Has anyone ever seen or tried a solution where a Mini's internal parts are mounted into a regular PC case with the ability to easily swap drives?
Or is there a way to add a eSata port?
iPhone 5, iPod classic 160gb
Mac Mini i7 256GB SSD 8GB RAM; NEC 27" monitor; 13" rMBP, 256SSD 8GB RAM, IBM ThinkPad T60 laptop
|Dec 2, 2012, 10:59 AM||#3|
I had a 2009 running 12tb via esata. others popped the white top and added a second mac mini cover making the 2009 white mini about 6 inches tall with cooling and a cube like appearance.
many people have speculated these mods caused the end to the superior white design.
the new aluminum design is a good design if you do not want to mod.
|Dec 2, 2012, 02:57 PM||#4|
I am building one into a MDD case and am reusing the 4 drive carriers and the PSU. I am using two Lacie SATA hubs to go from thunderbolt to 4xsata. The MDD case is currently running the drives but I have yet to fit the mini itself. Eventually I will probably rip the power supply out of the mini and feed that 12V from the MDD powersupply as well.
Strictly speaking of course, I am leaving the mini in its case (with the exception of the PSU). It has two internal drives which will remain internal, I will just fix the mini case inside the MDD case.
Last edited by dazey; Dec 2, 2012 at 03:19 PM.
|Feb 4, 2013, 11:46 AM||#5|
MacBook 1.83 Core Duo
180GB Intel 530 Series SSD
OS X 10.6.8
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