3.5" IDE HDD in Mac mini

Posted by: whitlock

3.5" IDE HDD in Mac mini - 04/17/05 08:43 AM

Someone had the bright idea to take a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE adaptor and add a 3.5" IDE hard drive to their Mac mini. Looks like the speed jump is pretty good. Anyone have an adaptor laying around to test this out as well?

Link :: http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/mini/
Posted by: griffer

Re:3.5\" IDE HDD in Mac mini - 04/17/05 08:52 AM

Have the adapter, but no mini wink

A cool mod though, the 3.5" drives are much cheaper and bigger.

Post edited by: griffer, at: 2005/04/17 15:53
Posted by: whitlock

Re:3.5" IDE HDD in Mac mini - 04/17/05 09:49 AM

I know on XBOX's that people make custom covers that extend the height so you can have another HDD in there. I'm supprised no one has made custom mini-lids.

/throws out a potentially profitable idea
Posted by: MikeMan

Re:3.5" IDE HDD in Mac mini - 04/17/05 11:33 AM

HEY., i wonder if i could do that to my imac, but with a CD writer (since i dont got one)

BTW coolidea
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re:3.5" IDE HDD in Mac mini - 04/24/05 08:38 AM

Actually notebook optical drives (like you get in iMacs) and notebook hard drives have different connectors. There is an adaptor to do it though and its a straightforward pin mapping so no drivers required.
Posted by: KnifeLord

Re:3.5" IDE HDD in Mac mini - 04/24/05 04:01 PM

Powerbook G4 Ti and iMac G3 orginal can use the same drive... tho the iMac uses a pull out rather then a slot the connector works (ik i use a Powerbook drive in it...)

-Knife