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Shipping cost, however, would probably make it cost prohibitive. Ask a question Reset. This is a service that is definitely needed for the iMacs and Mac Minis. Helpful answers Drop Down menu. I bought it here in Germany product page link It came with two cables.

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This would be the perfect setup and alleviate all of the shortcomings of the iMac. Any chance you guys could become resellers for Mac?

Now that we know that it is possible to add an eSATA port to an iMac, we come to the real snag in the plan: We are simply extending the single-channel internal port to a more accessible external port. Video Speciality level out of ten: Site Privacy and terms of use.

This works and the machine doesn’t slow down anymore.

It was relatively easy considering that is was my first time opening the iMac. All brand or product names mentioned are properties of their respective companies. How much would you charge for something like this? Storage consists of two internal SATA ports: I mounted the adapter with 3M double sided tape and cut ports in the venting holes at the bottom of the iMac. Unfortunately Apple is only interested in packaging glitter without substance. The electrical signaling was optionally boosted and sensitivity increased somewhat for greater range, but the protocol remained entirely untouched: Im in green valley.


SATA was never intended as an outside-the-box connection. I bought it here in Germany product page link It came with two cables. To max out the cables it was necesarry to remove a small peace of the case. I will order it this weekend. Oct 2, 2: Silicon Image Reference drivers are at www.

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Where do we put the eSATA port? Mine was a mini pcie express card, so the commell MPX worked fine with the raid drivers. Also there is a SATA connection male connector at the base to the right of the memory slot. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The drive can be dismounted in the finder and after power down and power up again the drive remounts. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Old iMac, New life.

Oh well, even us “techs” experience unfriendly designs firsthand The problem is that the drives at least in my iMac overheat when mpxx-3132 the chassis at least in my iMac and the whole machine slows to a crawl. Posted on Sep 12, I think the main difference with this upgrade is that the port is inside, not being used at all.


I did not have the right tools for the job so it’s quite crude. This update must be sent into OWC for the upgrade, it’s not a do-it-yourself project AND is may negatively affect the warranty on the machine.

These were server pulls and tested. Cores macc running very cool under load transferring files, Photoshop I think it is a problem with the firmware of the mini that it does not recognize the mini pci-e port as something to boot from. Oct 5,