2010 (and '09?) Hard Drive Bay Contact switch?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Tom Sawyer, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Tom Sawyer, Mar 23, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011

    Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
    I've searched around for an answer on this but no luck so...

    Does anyone know the function (if any) of the silver contact pad on each of the SATA bays in the 2010 (and presumably 2009) model MP's? I'm trying to determine if I need something like an ICY DOCK for my 2.5" SSD's so that contact will be 'tripped'. My '08 MP did not have such contacts...

  2. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    It's a thermal sensor. You can use any 2.5" drive with it, no need to make contact to the sensor. You just won't get a temperature reading from the connected drive.
  3. Tom Sawyer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
    Awesome, thanks!!!

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