I have a 2009 Mac Mini Server (Macmini3,1) with a 2.53GHz C2D and 4GB Ram. I removed the top HDD (where the DVD drive would be on a normal mini), and routed a SATA to eSATA cable out the back of the mini (I used a male-to-male adapter to achieve this). I have a OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 with 4 2TB drives in RAID 5 (so I have a 6TB volume). I was unable to get the mini to recognize that anything was connected when using my eSATA connection. When I connect the drive via Firewire 800, everything works as it should. I was able to format the drive, etc. So my question is, should my Mac Mini recognize this 6TB volume when I attempt to connect it via my eSATA hack?