Redefining “Time Machine”
As any true Apple fan will tell you, when it comes to hardware design, how a device looks on the outside is almost as important as how well it functions inside. Well, faithful Macenstein reader Dean Gray has created the ultimate “Time Machine” hackintosh, and in a nice twist, wrapped it inside a little bit of Apple history.
source Dean Gray
“Using the shell of a 1986 Mac Plus 1MB – I filled the innards with 6 hard drives (2.3TB total) and an intel atom motherboard,” says Dean. “This is now my time machine server. I didn’t have space for the screen so it’s got a 10.4″ digital picture frame to replace that, but i’ve got VGA out to a monitor for when I need to see it. It’s getting WiFi soon as well. Not actually difficult to do, surprisingly.”
Despite the Intel Atom motherboard and 6 hard drives, Dean was able to keep his monster cool thanks to a couple PCI coolers, and he claims it’s no louder than a Drobo.