Jan 22, 2010
Anyone tried swapping out the Mini-PCI-e for anything else?
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Ive been following the custom upgrades and ive upgraded every Mac computer ive bought over the last few years - its now time for me to change the studio as its running an aging G5! But ive fallen in love with the 27" IMac - my head says no, my heart says yes yes yes!
The problem is it doesn't have the ins and outs for a proper pro machine and no PCI-E of course...but im willing to live without a couple of PCI-E cards for this beautiful machine, especially as im planning on putting two Intel X25-M G2's in, in a software raid 0 config by removing the opitcal drive (as I have done on my macbook pro)
which got to me thinking, i'll have all my network access via ethernet - so I wondered, any chance i can pull that wireless card out and swap it for something else...perhaps thread something out of the CD slot and around the back?
I need some bigger storage on here, so i'll be using the FW800 port for a 2tb 7200rpm external drive, however, i still need FW400 devices and I dont want to slow the FW800 drive down by daisy chaning them on...so...
Any chance one of the mini-pci-e to firewire 400 adapters will work in the iMac and in OS X?
Also ive seen this "PEMINI2X1 is a PCI Express Mini to PCI Express X1 adapter"[URL]
Any chance you could use "some" PCI-E cards with that outside of the imac, im thinking specifically the UAD-2...
Getting either extra FW400 port, or a PCI-E card externally via that slot would enable me to go one of two ways to having the perfect system for me.
Any just to confirm, im right in thinking the 4 USB ports run on two separate USB buses?