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Using built-in hot swappable drives on one case for another computer

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So I am planning on building a new computer for just gaming soon and want to use my current system as my media center. Since I want to be as cost efficient as possible, I was thinking of using the hot swappable drive bays from the new PC tower as external expansion bays for the other system. Here is the setup.

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Computer Case.


iMac 27" 2010


Since the iMac has a firewire 800 port I was thinking of taking the sata connections from the 5 hot swap drive bays, connecting them through a port multiplier and routing it to the firewire 800 port on the iMac. That way I don't have to spend money on an external hot swappable enclosure from say Drobo, G-tech, WD, etc.

Would this be a possible solution and build or am I just dreaming.

-Dstroyer
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bump. interested in how this goes
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