OK team, back to Mac
Tonight I have been making up some mounts for the BD drive. This took a long time to get right. I butchered an old laptop and cut up the interior parts for some strips of metal I could bend and cut to the right size, and be able to shorten them and bend them differently in order to get the thing sitting at the right height inside the case. So the dremel and the drill and the scissors (who needs tin-snips?) have been busy.
Here's one of the finished mounts:
Yeah, it looks like sh*t, but it works, and its the right height. Maybe further down the track I can measure it up and make a nicer looking one.
Here are two of them together:
These front ones are crucial to get right because they will set the thing at the right height for the slot in the front of the case lid. The back brackets ain't as important, in fact I think I will only screw one of them down.
Here is the drive in place:
Still need to make some slight adjustments - you can see it is not quite level. That should be easy enough.
Next step - wait for a suitable trinity motherboard to come on the market. Patience is a virtue.