2.5" -> 3.5" adapter

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

  1. CountBrass macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
    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?
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    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. CountBrass thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
    That is perfect. Thank you. Just ordered one fom Amazon.co.uk.
  4. scott.n macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2010
  5. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    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...
  6. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    ^^ This.
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    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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