Installing Velociraptor 300Gb 10,000RPM into mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by chemistslime, May 6, 2008.

  1. chemistslime macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Ever since the inception of the Velociraptor HDD, 2.5" 300GB, 10,000RPM, has anyone thought about installing one of these in their mac minis. I know it's a tad big thicker than standard laptop HDD, but is a modification possible to make it work inside a mac mini? If this works, truly, the mac mini would be more powerful than any desktop form factor of its size.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    won't fit, unless you sawed the heatsinks off, then it would likely burn up the first day.
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    The 3.5" cage doesn't make a world of difference in the cooling department.

    However the internal 2.5" drive does not have the standard height of 9.5 mm.
  4. chemistslime thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Exactly, so theoretically it should be able to fit with some slight modification no?
  5. TerrorOFdeath macrumors member


    May 15, 2008

    I was wondering.

    Has anyone tried to install the VelociRaptor into an IMAC 24"
    The new one has an 8800gs inside, so the cooling should already be better.

    From the data, it should fit...

    Please if anyone had the same idea... share your thoughts^^

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