JAE gender changer?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Cave Man, May 5, 2008.

  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Does anyone know where I can get ahold of a 50 pin JAE gender changer for the Mini's DVD connector? Or better yet, a JAE50 to 40-pin or 44-pin PATA (IDE) adapter? Here's what the Mini's connector looks like. I'm planning a repack of one of my Mini's into a Micro ATX case and would like to put a couple of 3.5" drives and desktop DVD burner in it.

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  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    They are very hard to find.

    There are several threads on 123macmini.com

    I have one on order from some guy on eBay. The adapter board also comes with a model of genuine IBM Ultrabay 2000. I have a post: http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=122452 .

    Serpent over there still has some - look at this post: http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18464

    Once you have the JAE to mini IDE, you still need a mini IDE to big IDE converter. The only place I have ever seen one is in Australia - see http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/mini/ . Serpent just makes his own and may still have some for sale.
  3. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Wow - that's just what I'm looking for. It's too bad those are not more available.

    Do you know if the Mini will boot from a SATA drive if it's on a port multiplier? Presumably, that's what he's using?
  4. choodalls macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    Actually, those 44 to 40 pin reversed connectors are still available from Adam in Australia.....email: aeberbach@mac.com and got mine a few weeks ago. US$ 25 now through Paypal.
    I also tracked down one of the JAE50 to 44 pin connectors via eBay eventually. Took some searching though. Looks like the seller 2008-great-wall has the goods as well as seller it-glasses in their Ultrabay 2000 caddy (probably!). Serpent on 123MacMini.com says he has some too, but he didn't get back to me quickly so I went the eBay route.
  5. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    SATA? There is no talk of SATA in this thread. The JAE connector is PATA.

    And no the mini won't boot on a SATA port multiplier (unless it looks like one big disk) - at least so far.

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