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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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2.5" -> 3.5" adapter

So far I've bought two adapters to try and fit a 2.5" SSD in my MP 1.1, they're both pretty poor to be honest and crucially they both lack the holes to screw it to the MP's drive sled.

Any recommendations?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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I've run into similar problems before, foolishly buying cheap 2.5" to 3.5" adapters at local computer stores, without bothering to check the Mac Pro's mounting hardware first. <facepalm>

Other World Computing sells a 2.5" to 3.5"adapter specifically for the Mac Pro. It's not cheap, but it will do exactly what you want.

EDIT: Damn and blast, that's not going to work with your system. Your best bet would be an Icy Dock, also available at Other World Computing.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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That is perfect. Thank you. Just ordered one fom Amazon.co.uk.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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I second the Icy Dock recommendation.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:08 PM   #5
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I have early 2008 mp.
For a long time my solution was lots of blue masking tape but I have finally said enough is enough.
I ordered the metal tray for like $30 when they had the sale on fb SIMM ram and upgraded from 16 to 24 GB at the same time.

E2008 I had for two years and I plan in keeping for a few more.
Now if I can get a cheap video adapter to run a third display...
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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So far I've bought two adapters to try and fit a 2.5" SSD in my MP 1.1, they're both pretty poor to be honest and crucially they both lack the holes to screw it to the MP's drive sled.

Any recommendations?
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EDIT: Damn and blast, that's not going to work with your system. Your best bet would be an Icy Dock, also available at Other World Computing.
^^ This.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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Icy Dock is your best bet for 2006-08 machines. The OWC adapter is only made for 2009+ Mac Pros, which have physically longer drive sleds/rails.
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