I was hoping that someone could shine some light on this subject for me. I would like to know two things: 1) How are the HDD and Combo/SuperDrive connected to the Motherboard and are those connections accessible? 2) This is a question regarding SATA. Is SATA similar to IDE in the fact that you can connect two devices to one IDE port on a motherboard? So could I plug two HDDs into one SATA port? My reason for asking is I would like to mod a Mac Mini and add two SATA ports to the top of the Mac for pluging in Exturnal SATA HDD's and turning the Mac Mini into a server. Any insight would be great. Thanks, JohnMC.