Category Archives: Hardware

Upgrading Our Mac Mini 6,2 Model MD388LL-A To Dual Hard Drives and 16GB RAM for ESXi

Upgrading Our Mac Mini 6,2 Model MD388LL-A To Dual Hard Drives and 16GB RAM for ESXi

[nextpage title=”Page 1″]Today we are going to convert last years Mac Mini from desktop-computer duties to a powerful VMWare ESXi Hypervisor lab server. To upgrade this Mac for ESXi we will add a second hard disk, (we still want the ability to dual-boot back into Mac OS X). Using the OWC Data Doubler SSD/2.5″ Hard Drive Installation… Continue Reading

1st Gen Apple TV as OpenELEC XBMC Hub with Broadcom BCM970015 Crystal HD Decoder

1st Gen Apple TV as OpenELEC XBMC Hub with Broadcom BCM970015 Crystal HD Decoder

Today we’re going to setup a media-center hub with OpenELEC/XBMC and a ~$30 Broadcom BCM970015 Crystal HD Decoder card on an old first-generation AppleTV. With a 1 GHz Pentium M CPU, only 256 MB of RAM and an onboard NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics processor and software video decoding, the first-generation Apple TV isn’t much… Continue Reading



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