Quote from andresskl:
Isn't this hack available for previous minis? I've got the mini mid-2007, 2.0GHz. Thanks!
Earlier minis use an IDE cd drive. This raises 2 issues.
Firstly i'm not aware of anyone who makes an adaptor/cable from the slimline IDE CD connector in the mini to a hard drive (there are plenty of adaptors for connecting a slimine IDE CD drive to a normal IDE cable but i've never seen one going the other way). Making a custom adaptor would be a major PITA (you would probablly have to get a custom pcb made).
Secondly 2.5 inch IDE hard drives seem to top out at 250G so the maximum you could get in such a mini would be 750G (500GB sata in place of the original hard drive and 250GB IDE in place of the CD drive).
is the second drive just loose in the case or is it mounted somehow (and if so how?)
have you tried approaching some cable vendors and seeing if they will do you a custom job? all it seems to require is a slightly unusual combination of standard connectors so I'd imgaine it should be doable in moderate volume.
Anyone got any idea what the real max ram is? apple claim 4GB but has anyone tried more and if so did it work?