Originally from England, now living in Texas, I've been fixing things for as long as I can remember, staring with mechanical clocks when I was very young.
Received my BSc. & MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science and began a career in Information Technology, specialising in server infrastructure architecture, design, documentation and deployment.
A self-confessed rabid Apple fanboy, I collect Macs, both old and new, and other Apple devices. I then upgrade them to the latest technology (within the limitations of the factory motherboard).
After 20 years of IT, including a stint working for Apple in the UK, I completely changed gears and started a high performance automotive business 11 years ago based on late model Corvettes, Camaros and AMG Mercedes.
Well, that's me. A bit of a hardcore geek and crazy gearhead. :o)
Please either contact me here on iFixit or via Twitter @EG_EnglandGreen. Thanks!
回答“Brand of drives Apple uses in their ADM's”Ian, My 2006 Xserve running Lion Server is configured with a internal 1TB boot drive and an internal 2TB drive. The 3rd bay is empty. I do not have either software or hardware RAID set up on this server. As I mentioned, I have a 2TB USB drive running TimeMachine backups and a Drobo Gen 2 4 bay via Firewire 800. I have 3 Xserves and they are all set up like this (all 2006 models) but without the Drobo. Hope this helps.
回答“Brand of drives Apple uses in their ADM's”Yes, the Hitachi 3.5" 2TB 7200RPM SATA Enterprise (Hitachi HUA722020ALA330) works perfectly in my 2006 Intel XServes. Available from Amazon and eBay (new and used). No jumpers to set, no software to download. Just install in drive caddy and plug in. XServe (running Lion Server) immediately recognizes it and Lion Disk Utility can see and format/partition it.
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回答“Can I replace the procesor i3 to i7?”Yes. Guide is here - 将iMac Intel Core i3 CPU升级到Core i7