6 drives in Mac Pro how?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by skippy911, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. skippy911 macrumors regular

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    I see the 2 additional sata connectors on the mac pro mother board. Has anyone put 6 drives into their mac pro? If so how did you power it and place the drives. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also is there a way to do a raid 0 in windows xp for bootcamp to speed up things??

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  2. kered22 macrumors 6502

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  3. skippy911 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting spot for the drives but it still doesnt show where he got his power for the 3 drives. I can see two from the molex but did he just use a spliter on one molex to power 2 drives at once or is there a power port just for those 2 extra drives?
     
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    You have 2 molexes in the optical bay area, one being free and one being used by the DVD.
    If you split the free one, and remove the DVD,then you´ll have 3 free for your HDD use.
     
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  6. skippy911 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol awesome writeup thanks for the tips on what todo. Luckily I have some right angle sata cables at work to use so I dont have to break any :)
     

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