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just setup a Gmax mini from owc

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: just setup a Gmax mini from owc Reply with quote

esata hack numbers are really good. 178 read and 184 write using a pair of scorpio black 500gb hdds in raid0.


what does it mean close to ssd speed with 1tb size.

cost was about 230. I have to do some photos. I purchased the 199 dollar model pulled the hdds and put in the wd scorpio black 500gb hdds.

I set it up as raid0 not raid1. i just wish they would sell it empty. this unit has very nice guts. easy to play with.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/GM8QM5S10T16/

I listed the oem hdds on ebay. look at the classified on this site
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more info. If comes with a wall wart for power but it runs off firewire800 jack. So if you plug this in firewire800 and have an esata hack you have a killer hdd for the mini. In fact this would be nice for a new iMac. Buy the iMac with a big hdd inside and send it off to do owc's esata hack.

Once again devices like this have really rendered fw800 as slow and obsolete apple really needs to get an esata jack option for the mini's and imac . just think buy a mini with a large 750gb hdd plug this in with a pair of good fast hdds in raid0 and you really quicken the machine.

Also you can carry this back and forth to work and home plug it into your work station and the computers in each area are effectively the same computer. small and pretty fast.

I am using it to clone an osx from my mac pro. the mac pro has a caviar black in it and this is using the 2 scorpio blacks. it will copy at 100MB/s and I can use it to boot any mac pro that has a firewire or a bootable esata pci card.
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2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

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lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: MAXimus mini Enclosure Reply with quote

That MAXimus mini Enclosure looks awesome.
I'd buy one if I could get it without the drives.
It should sell for around $100. I have several
2.5 inch Discs without a home. I like that its
bootable off of its eSATA port.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: The Same Enclosure? Reply with quote

Philip THIS looks like a similar enclosure without a
fan or LCD display but more RAID options. It holds
Dual 2.5" Hard Drives.


This is very tempting. I would prefer a fan an LCD.
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