is RAID possible on basic mac mini ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macchiato2009, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    mac mini server is too expensive

    i was wondering if it's possible to have a RAID system if i replace both stock HD and SD

    with SSD and SSD + optibay ?


    thx
     
  2. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I think this is possible, the ssd and optibays have been done before. Not sure about the raid though. http://www.123macmini.com/forums/ Might be a better bet for your questions though?
     
  3. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. lostime macrumors regular

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    yes it's been done before, do yourself a favor and skip the optibay. It serves it's purpose in laptops because you want to immobilize the hard drive as much as possible and there's not a lot of room to work with. In the Mini once the optical drive is removed there is a huge flat surface to put the hard drive and secure it any way you wish, velcro, strap, zip tie, whatever and you saved $100. You just need this cable/adapter combo.

    http://www.cpustuff.com/slimline-sata-male-to-22-pin-sata-male-adapter.html

    http://www.cpustuff.com/22-pin-sata-female-to-22-pin-sata-female-power-and-data-adapter-cable..html

    hope this helps.
     

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