Entry Level Mac Mini & RAID 0

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by huyqt, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. huyqt macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    Hello World,

    Recently my desktop has died (Good old AMD Athlon 64 Venice Core w/ DFI NF4 SLI-D board died) and I was thinking of picking up a Mac Mini to do basically what a Apple TV could do but with much better hardware.

    Looking for a speedy file/media server which can attatch to a TV (probably running http://www.plexapp.com/) and stream HD content.

    The only thing it's missing is a speedy hard drive.

    Seeing that they actually sell a Server Edition of the Mini, I wanted to see if I could basically build one like it out of the entry level Mini (disregarding software requirements).

    I'm basically wondering if the Super Drive is interfacing with the mini via a SATA connection, and if I could replace it with a hard drive and then stick it in RAID 0.

    I tried viewing IFixIt's teardown, but it looks like the connector MAY be different. If anyone has some information about it, that would be great.

    Please and thank you!

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