anyone tried putting a 1tb 2.5" hd into a G Drive mini enclosure?

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  1. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I've taken my G Drive mini enclosure apart, and I am pretty sure there is no way it is going to fit with the heat sink taking a couple of millimeters of space. But has anyone actually tried? I don't have a 1tb 2.5" hd on hand.

    Thanks!
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Isn't the current crop of 1TB drives 3mm taller than the normal drive? I doubt there's that much extra room in the Mini case.
     
  3. chiefroastbeef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, that is why I am asking, judging from the case, it doesn't seem like it will fit, without taken the heatsink off. I'll give it a try when I buy the 1tb to put it my mbp optibay. Just wondering if you guys have tried.
     
  4. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Sorry to bump this thread but I'm quite interested in finding out about this - I have the previous generation of G-Drive mini (ie, 1 FW800 rather than the current 2), and I am thinking of putting a 1TB drive in there.

    Two things that seem to matter is the height of the drive (ie, 12.5mm vs 9.5mm) and whether it is still able to be bus-powered with the larger drive installed.

    Anyone who's got any experience of this, I would love to hear from you.
     

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