Cannot Install Internal Hard Drives to Mac Pro (Newest Model)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SilentEcho13, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. SilentEcho13 macrumors member

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    I just purchased a new mac pro and received it yesterday.
    The tower came with a 500gb drive built into bay 1.

    I have a Seagate Barracuda and a Western Digital WD3000 which are at 300gb each. When attempting to install into bays 2 and 3, the computer does not boot. My cooling fans and the GPU fan just spin at an insanely high speed making nothing but noise that gives me a headache. The monitor doesn't show anything either, doesn't even turn on.

    The drives fit flush and the door can lock.
    I did remove the drives and I noticed that both of them had bent pins after installing into the computer, these werent like that before.

    I straightened out the pins and I still can't get the computer to start. I can't afford to format these drives either because I have important data on them which I can't afford to lose.

    Anyone have a solution?
    Thanks.
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure they are SATA drives? Anything else won't work.
     
  3. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Oops, they're IDE, looks like I found the problem.

    Anyone know how i can get these to work anyway?

    I really dont want to keep them external, hassle for me.
    I ran out of firewire ports anyway :/
     
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    You are out of luck. You need external enclosures to use them.
     
  5. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    You can daisy chain them if they have dual firewire ports.
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    If it is that important to you to have them internal, you could install them in place of the optical drives.
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The two drives are only 300GB each? It would be almost cheaper to simply buy one new 750GB SATA drive than to buy two external encloosures. 300GB drives are not worth your time to mess with. This week I've seen 750Gb SATA drives for $100 each. FW400 drive enclosures sell for $40+ each. Buy a 750GB SATA and reire the two smaller drives
     
  8. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    I would throw them into an enclosure, & get a few 1tb drives for internal. I have 3 1tb drives & a 150 GB WD raptor for booting.
     

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