Concerns about moving system HDD to optical bay

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mariavittenson, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. mariavittenson macrumors newbie

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    I assume it is physically possible to move OS HDD from its original location to the Mac Pro's second optical bay. However I have few concerns:

    1. Do I need to change some settings in the system?
    2. Will the system work properly after moving the system drive? Is it safe?
    3. Do I need any brackets for a standard 3.5" SATA disk?
    3. Will this move wave the warranty?

    I will appreciate your opinions,

    Maria
     
  2. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    1. No, I dont think so.
    2. It should. Yes.
    3. If you want to - some might suggest to just let it sit it in the bay but since it's a mechanical drive, the vibrations could be bad.
    4. Only if you somehow manage to physically damage your system while moving the drive - otherwise, no.
     
  3. mariavittenson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Vylen, Thank you for your answers. You don't seem 100% sure though ;)

    Maria
     
  4. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I am. You can be 100% sure that it will work flawlessly as you described.
     
  5. mariavittenson thread starter macrumors newbie

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