Probably a stupid question, but here goes... the new mini's use a 2.5" SATA drive, right? Now, I've not had a machine with a SATA HDD (yet) - I'm still loving my little IDE PPC mini. With a 2.5" IE drive the connector is different than a 3.5" (justs physically, though, you can use an adaptor). Do SATA drives have this same issue? I'd be interested in connecting a 3.5" high speed, high capacity, low cost HDD to a mini (I know it wont close - you'd have to either put it in a new case, or extend the cabling a bit and route it out of the mini to an enclosure or something like that). Seems a bit Frankenstien, I know, but hey, it's just a thought.