iBook G4 as HDDs enclosure

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by garrize, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. garrize macrumors regular

    garrize

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    Hi,

    I have an old iBook G4 12" that I just don't want to throw away or sell. Do you think I could turn it into a HDDs enclosure?
    I'd like to put several 1TB or 2TB disks in it and maybe add a Thunderbolt or FW800 connection to plug them to my iMac.

    Anyone has any tips or ideas on how I could do that?

    Thanks for your help everyone.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    If you want to do that, you'd have to remove the iBook's logicboard and most of the internal framework.
     
  3. garrize thread starter macrumors regular

    garrize

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    Yes i'm well aware of that. :)

    I just thought it'd look nice and that it was a good way of having several HHDs in the same place without too many wires.
     
  4. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    sounds like a very interesting project.

    rip all the guts out, and mount a bunch of hard drives in there. would make for a cool looking network server.
     
  5. stroked Suspended

    stroked

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    What you are wanting to do, is considered sacrilege, by many here. You could at least get an old dead dual USB iBook G3. It would look the same.
     
  6. Melbourne Park macrumors 6502

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    Now that is sacrilege! the G4 is the Titanium, man!!!
     
  7. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    errrrrr...them fighting words!

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