Cheaper mounting assembly than MaxUpgrades?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by toke lahti, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to place one sata drive and another ata drive in the place for second optical drive, so is there any other solutions than MaxUpgrades?
    I wouldn't like to pay almost $200 for piece of metal...
     
  2. slughead macrumors 68040

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    LOL yes

    I found this for $5

    http://www.xpcgear.com/floppymountkit.html

    Then buy a $8 SATA cable and plug it into one of the extra SATA ports.

    If you're just doing ATA (and not SATA), you don't even need to do that! There's already a cable in the optical bay for it.

    See this article for more info on EXACTLY what you're doing:
    http://www.tenthousandpercent.com/?section=other&article=65
     
  3. JeffDM macrumors 6502a

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  4. slughead macrumors 68040

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    yes, however, he said he only needed 1 hard drive
     
  5. suneohair macrumors 68020

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  6. JeffDM macrumors 6502a

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    I count two:


    That only holds one drive. The $39 version is for the single ATA drives, no adapter is needed because a PATA connector is right there. The $69 version allows the use of a SATA drive with the PATA to SATA adapter included in that price. The SATA adapter is weird though, it doesn't have the standard drive MOLEX connector that's already in the bay.
     
  7. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Seems to be that MaxUpgrade has monopoly for this, so I decided to buy dremel instead and mod an old optical drive enclosure...
     

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