2008 Mac Pro - Sata 5 & 6 still on motherboard

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  1. rtrt, Jan 20, 2008
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  2. Lincoln macrumors regular

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  3. rtrt, Jan 20, 2008
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  4. Lincoln macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure. I have ordered my new Mac Pro but as I added the 8800 GT Card it will be a while before I can check my own.

    What we need is someone to take a photo of the new Mac Pro's connectors and post them so that we can see where they are.
     
  5. Play4keeps macrumors regular

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    Its the same I installed mines from my old 2.66 macpro last night:)
     
  6. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    There are still 6 sata ports on the new mac pro's
     
  7. rtrt, Jan 20, 2008
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    i had a chance to open up the case tonight, and i couldn't see anything that looked like a sata connector... can somebody tell me where it is?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Random Chaos macrumors member

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    As I recall from when I checked in mine yesterday, it's right behind those two 6-pin connectors just above the BT label on your photo. Extremely hard to get at, but they do exist.
     
  10. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    ohhh, clear up under the fan assembly? that would be a pita. would normal right angle sata cables even fit under there?
     
  11. Random Chaos macrumors member

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    Just checked - one will definately take a right angle. The other you probably have to carefully work a strait onto - it's too close to other plugs to take either a 90 degree or a 270 degree right angle.
     
  12. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    thanks for checking that out, that's good to know. though i've got my drive situation figured out for now, that'll come in handy when SAS drives come down in price and i want to move my current sata's into externals.
     

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