Mac mini HDD mod

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nozebleed, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. nozebleed macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I just today received my ministack V3. I want to mod the mini so i can use an eSata cable and boot OSX from it. Ive seen some mods online after a google search here and there about getting sata plugs, running a sata cable externally like this:
    http://www.erebos.net/articles/macmini_esata/macmini_esata.php
    But then I came across this, made by the same company:
    http://www.newertech.com/products/esata_cable.php

    What i was thinking was to just use one cable, unscrew it and use a dremel to nicely cut a slot where the Kensington slot is, then connect the drive. Thoughts?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You've pretty much done all of the research already. It's just carrying the mod out now. It's up to you how creative you want to be getting that SATA cable out or just going eSATA.
     
  3. nozebleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  6. marco007 macrumors member

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    1TB+7200 RPM ;)
     
  7. nozebleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where are these drives you speak of? I wanted the extra ports that the ministack has also.
     

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