swapping with IDE-SSD and SATA-BluRay (orig IDE-SupDr and SATA-HD)
I would like to have a BluRay in my Intel Core 2 Duo Mac mini ( mid 2007 = A1176 ).
I could only find one suitable slot-loading BluRay-drive (the Panasonic UJ-225), since the original optical drive is an IDE.
But that one doesn't have as good specs as the newer SATA BluRay-drives.
I was therefore thinking about alternatives.
Since the original HD is SATA and the original optical drive is IDE, I figured it might be possible to cross the wires and use the SATA for the optical drive and the IDE for the HD.
Did anyone try this yet ?
Does anyone know if the motherboard will accept this kind of mod ?
And will there be enough room inside the case to (re)wire the SATA and IDE cables ?
That way I could instal a small IDE SSD for the system-install and have an internal top-notch SATA BluRay drive.
(Additional data like documents, music & photos could be stored on an external FireWire 400 drive.)