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Old Macintosh Plus Becomes Time Machine Server

Oh, the things modders and geeks can accomplish with old Apple hardware and a bit of creativity. We saw and old Macintosh computer becoming a DJ headset last week, now it’s time for a 1986 Macintosh Plus to have its inner parts modified and adjusted to work as a Time Machine server.

Macenstein reader Dean Gray took a Macintosh Plus and filled the innards with 6 hard drives to get to 2.3 TB of storage. He put an Intel Atom motherboard in there, together with a 10.4” display and he says WiFi connection is coming soon as well. The unit is now acting as a Time Machine backup destination, similar to an Apple Time Capsule or a Drobo configured on OS X. Only it’s all happening inside a Macintosh Plus.

We can’t get enough of these cool mods. In 20 years, it will be nice to see the original iPad or a unibody MacBook become modders’ targets.

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