QUOTE(nfinite @ Jan 8 2010, 02:18 PM)
First, props to Frosty, the pics are really helpful.
Just thinking about doing something similar to my box, please correct me if I'm wrong, but the only difference between the current SATA connector inside the official hard drive controller is that the power connector does not have the 12V lines?
I'm not exactly a fan of a large hole in the side of my case, so I was thinking about pulling the 12V line out to near the harddrive connector. Maybe I'd take apart an official HDD and add in the 12V lines to the connector. (or if anyone knows where to get the MS adapter for the HDD as a spare part, that'd be cool).
Any issues with my way of thinking? Or better yet, has anyone done something similar?
Yes, the only difference between the 360 HDD SATA connector and a typical one is the absence of the 12v line.
If you added in the 12v line then you would be set, and you could use the 360 HDD SATA connector with any size HDD you like.
The easiest way would be to use a SATA power/data extension cable, and simply cut the yellow wire and connect it to 12v.
Here's an example: (it's rather simple/lame example, but i'm bored at work and it seemed like fun to make)This post has been edited by FrostyTheSnowman: Jan 8 2010, 10:48 PM