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  • Hard Drive in 2nd optical drive bay

    Posted by Winston A. cely on September 28, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    *Note: posted in Mac OSX forum as well, cause I didn’t know if this was the proper place to post.

    Was I dreaming the other day when I read at the Cow that you could put a hard drive in the second optical drive bay of a Mac Pro? Am I crazy? I’ve been searching all over and I can’t find it! Plus, any time I try to search for it in Google, instead of getting “mac pro” i get “macbook pro” results.

    Winston A. Cely
    Editor/Owner | Della St. Media, LLC

    “If God could do the tricks we can do, He’d be a happy Man.” – Peter O’Toole – “The Stuntman”

    Mac Pro 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    4 GB RAM | Final Cut Studio 5.1.4 | Aja Kona LHe

    David Bogie replied 16 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • David Bogie

    September 28, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    You can fit one in there but the connection seems to be different from the SATA (or whatever they are these days) so you’d need to run a weird cable from a card that you would also have to add.

    bogiesan

    This is my standard sigfile so do not take it personally: “For crying out loud, read the freakin’ manual.”

  • Shane Ross

    September 28, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    SOrry Bogie…that isn’t entirely true. The connection that is there is for the Optical…correct…so that won’t work. BUT…there are TWO SATA connections on the logic board that are free…unused. So just get a SATA cable, split power off the first drive (or does the optical power fit?) and you will be good to go.

    Shane

    Littlefrog Post
    http://www.lfhd.net

  • Paul Dickin

    September 28, 2007 at 9:31 pm
  • Aaron Zander

    September 29, 2007 at 3:08 am

    that strange bizzarr connection is this thing they used to use back in the day, called IDE, I think if you go to the proper antique store you can find a drive to fit here. My boss installed one the other day in under 5 minutes (not counting shut down)

  • Winston A. cely

    September 29, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    I’m not crazy! Yeaaaaaaa! Thanks for the info guys!

    Winston A. Cely
    Editor/Owner | Della St. Media, LLC

    “If God could do the tricks we can do, He’d be a happy Man.” – Peter O’Toole – “The Stuntman”

    Mac Pro 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    4 GB RAM | Final Cut Studio 5.1.4 | Aja Kona LHe

  • David Bogie

    October 1, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    [Shane Ross] “SOrry Bogie…that isn’t entirely true. The connection that is there is for the Optical…correct…so that won’t work. BUT…there are TWO SATA connections on the logic board that are free…unused.”

    Cool.
    One of the problems of posting from an old G4 is that you can’t open it up and see the new fangled layout.

    But I’d rather have the two opticals.

    bogiesan

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