Alienware M17xR3 Mod I was thinking of...

DDuB420

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A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine got this hdd caddy for his DVD ROM slot on his Asus Republic.

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Heres a link
http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_46

Im thinking of doing this with my M17xR3 and setting up an extra storage hdd for all my OSes. Since I have 4 on my system extra space is hard to come by and the fact that I never use DVD's or BR's.

Has anyone here done this?
 

DDuB420

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No I have never but I am REALLY INTERESTED in how you quad boot! I usually boot win7 and UE 3 series of Linux but i am curious in how to do this Quad boot thing ;)

HDD0: 240GB SSD - Split in half for a Windows 8 Partition a Windows 7 Partition
HDD1: 750GB HDD - 425 GB Partition for Windows - 114GB Mac Partition for Mountain Lion - 114GB Linux Partition for Ubuntu - 8GB Mac Installer Partition- To boot my MAC OSX, I set my bios to ACPI instead of RAID and set to boot from second HDD, then I use a Chimera bootloader using the "GraphicsEnabler=No" flag and modified DSDT/kexts to run the OS.
 

DDuB420

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Received the Caddy today, Im going to start the install sometime this weekend and record the tutorial video. I was planning on putting a 5400 rpm 1 TB drive in the new bay. But Ive decided to go a different route (Module 0 = 240GB Vertex 3 SSD + Module 1 = 240GB Vertex 3 SSD) These drives will be in a RAID 0. My Caddy Bay will be a Intel 335 Series SSD 240GB with the new 20nm Flash memory (low power)
No more mechanical HDD's and my temps should stay at a decent level with the amount of drive bays.

 

DDuB420

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Well, slight delay in my plans. I went over to a friends house today to record the video\install, work called and I had to go in to fix the network. Im not going to be able to record tonight. I did take some pictures when I was setting up the SSD's for the RAID 0.

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I have to return tomorrow at 6am so Im not sure when I will resume this project. Ill keep you guys posted.