6 TB WD pro 128 fits in mac pro?

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  1. murnau macrumors regular

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    Hi!

    I searched in the forum but found only answers concerning the 6TB version WD 64 mb.
    I am planning to buy this from ebay, but I am not sure it will physically fit the mac pro 4,1 I have.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CHP20MG/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

    Could someone confirm that this can go in the mac pro with ORIGINAL sleds?

    Thanx!!
     
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  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    The front holes will align, might have to remove the rear. I’m running an 8TB, it’s stable enough with the front 2 screws.
     
  4. AtomicGrog macrumors regular

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    Intrigued, I thought the mounting holes and connector size/locations were pretty much standardised on 3 1/2" drives?
     
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  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    As I said, the front holes will line up, the rear screws on the sled will hit roughly between the rear set of holes. The drive will work once stabilized by the SATA connection. Unless you will be regularly removing it, it will be fine.
     
  7. murnau thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, so you confirm that your disk 8tb has also the same 6 holes?
    Because the other 6tb WD I have seen (they are 64 mb cache), have ONLY 4 holes and fit perfectly the mac pro sleds...
     
  8. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    My 8TB Seagate Archive drive has 6 holes, but only 2 line up with the Mac Pro sled. I used the two holes closest to the SATA port and removed the rear 2 screws. Once inserted, it fits flush and is stable.
     
  9. murnau thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! It made it clear for me now.
     

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