2.5" -> 3.5" adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CountBrass, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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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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    Lord Blackadder

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is perfect. Thank you. Just ordered one fom Amazon.co.uk.
     
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  5. macrumors 6502a

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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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    slughead

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    ^^ This.
     
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    CaptainChunk

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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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