4TB HD in 4,1?

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  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Will I be able to run a 4TB SATA drive in one of the four bays in a 4,1?
    I'm in need to upgrade my TM and would rather keep it internal for speed purposes.
     
  2. h9826790, Sep 28, 2015
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    Yes, you can. However, you better get a known good HDD, it seems not all 4T HDD has the old standard screw hold. I am now running a WD red 4T and a WD red 6T internally without any problem.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^What H9826790 is speaking about is depicted in the attached pict, #1. The common mounting hole form form factor is the drive on the right, the non standard ones are the two on the left. I thought this just affected 6TB models, but I could be wrong.

    The HGST drive you referenced seems to be OK. Pict #2.

    StorageReview-6TB-Screw-Bottom.jpg 81nOLjD7HsL._SL1500_.jpg

    Lou
     
  4. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Pic number 2 shows insides of a single drive...
     
  5. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^Yes it does, it shows the inside of the HGST HDD you referenced. It also shows the mounting screw holes. I thought you might be interested, since it means it will fit in your machine.

    Lou
     
  6. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok. I was expecting a different shot (like the other 3).
     
  7. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    I got a Seagate 8TB drive for my wife's Mac Pro 3,1 & discovered the screw hole problems with the drive sled. Two screw holes matched up so I used those plus some gaffer tape to hold the whole drive securely.
     
  8. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502

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    This might solve the Problem ..

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MPRODBKTLG6/

    (For 4,1 / 5,1 only)
     
  9. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    It looks like it shows the screw holes for attaching the top cover to the disk. The drive mounting holes are on the bottom of the disk, not the top. (Note that the "top" two holes aren't even on the edge of the disk..)
     

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