It's been a while since I last posted on the 'fritter, but I've got a project I'm working on for my job that involves using a Mac mini as a web server for a customer portal. As we all know, the mini uses 2.5 inch hard drives, which are slower, smaller (capacity-wise) and costlier than 3.5 inch drives, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any quick & easy hacks to run a 3.5 inch drive on a mini. It will be on a shelf in a server closet, so it doesn't have to be pretty; just needs to work.
I've done some Google searches, and the only things I've found are three or more years old. Surely there has to be newer info than that! I've also searched a bit here on Applefritter and didn't come up with much (but maybe I'm doing it wrong.)
I know adding a Firewire drive is an option, but the SATA bus is significantly faster than even 800Mbps, so I'd prefer to be able to tap into that, if at all possible. Using a desktop/tower Mac is also an option, but total cost is a factor, and the machine I use needs to be an Intel Mac in order to support the software the server will be running. And since it will be a production machine, having a new machine with a warranty is also a nice plus!
Thanks! Looking forward to the discussion and the Evil Genius Ideas that might come out of it!