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Versão atual de: oldturkey03 (detalhes da votação) ,

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swapping with IDE-SSD and SATA-BluRay (orig IDE-SupDr and SATA-HD)

Texto:

I would like to have a BluRay in my Intel Core 2 Duo Mac mini ( mid 2007 = A1176 ).

I could only find one suitable slot-loading BluRay-drive (the Panasonic UJ-225), since the original optical drive is an IDE.

But that one doesn't have as good specs as the newer SATA BluRay-drives.

I was therefore thinking about alternatives.

Since the original HD is SATA and the original optical drive is IDE, I figured it might be possible to cross the wires and use the SATA for the optical drive and the IDE for the HD.

Did anyone try this yet ?

Does anyone know if the motherboard will accept this kind of mod ?

And will there be enough room inside the case to (re)wire the SATA and IDE cables ?

That way I could instal a small IDE SSD for the system-install and have an internal top-notch SATA BluRay drive.

(Additional data like documents, music & photos could be stored on an external FireWire 400 drive.)

dispositivo:

Mac mini Model A1176 (mid 2007)

Status:

openclosed
openclosed

Mensagem original de: Toon B ,

Título:

swapping with IDE-SSD and SATA-BluRay (orig IDE-SupDr and SATA-HD)

Texto:

I would like to have a BluRay in my Intel Core 2 Duo Mac mini ( mid 2007 = A1176 ).

I could only find one suitable slot-loading BluRay-drive (the Panasonic UJ-225), since the original optical drive is an IDE.

But that one doesn't have as good specs as the newer SATA BluRay-drives.

I was therefore thinking about alternatives.

Since the original HD is SATA and the original optical drive is IDE, I figured it might be possible to cross the wires and use the SATA for the optical drive and the IDE for the HD.

Did anyone try this yet ?

Does anyone know if the motherboard will accept this kind of mod ?

And will there be enough room inside the case to (re)wire the SATA and IDE cables ?

That way I could instal a small IDE SSD for the system-install and have an internal top-notch SATA BluRay drive.

(Additional data like documents, music & photos could be stored on an external FireWire 400 drive.)

dispositivo:

Mac mini Model A1176 (mid 2007)

Status:

open