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  • question about OWC Multi-Mount 3.5” to 5.25” bracket set

    Posted by Arthur Puig on September 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I’m a little confused about the OWC Multi-Mount 3.5” to 5.25” bracket set, it seems that you can install only 1 hard drive for the Mac Pro 2009 Nehalem, but they have other models of OWC where you can install 2 drives instead in the same adapter.

    Why just one in the 2009 MacPro?

    And if so, could I use a second OWC to get a sixth drive where the top DVD drive is, and use an external burner instead?


    Arthur Puig replied 13 years, 10 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Mika Joon

    September 3, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I’m thinking the same, 6th drive and external optical, that’s a possible 12 tb internal raid 0 with the new western digital caviar blacks each reaching 138 mbs

    That would be roughly 550 mbs internal raid

  • Luke Maslen

    September 6, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Hi Arthur,

    The other bracket options, which allow you to install 2 hard drives, seem to be for 2.5 inch hard disks. These hard disks are for laptop computers and run slower than the 3.5 inch disks so that’s why we’ve suggested the 3.5” to 5.25” bracket.

    There may well be other brands of brackets with other options and they should be fine too but we haven’t tested with them.


    Luke Maslen
    Blackmagic Design

  • Ola Haldor voll

    September 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

    If I’m not mistaken, SSD disks are 2.5″ too, so potentially you could have one or two SSDs in RAID for the OS as well.

  • Illya Laney

    September 6, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    You can mix SSD’s with regular drives now? Awesome. They didn’t have that option for 2008 models.
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  • Ola Haldor voll

    September 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I have no idea. Never even touched SSD disks myself. I would be surprised if it won’t work though. Maybe I’m not up for to the task 🙂

  • Paul Nordin

    September 7, 2010 at 1:12 am

    You can mix regular drives with SSDs in the same box. You cannot mix them in the same RAID Array. So a reasonable scenario would be to have 2-SSD raided to be the System Drive, and 4-magnetic drives RAIDED for working storage.

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  • Arthur Puig

    September 7, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    It seems like it’s design issue to accommodate the Mac Pros 2009/10, I used something similar in my first gen intel, but instead of having one drive, I had two, all fitting in the lower bay, and I noiced that for other models other than 2009/10 you can do that with OWC.
    I’m going to sacrifice my internal DVD drive and add an extra drive mounted with OWC, and use an external DVD instead.
    I’d rather have a 5 drive raid than 4.

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