How does Apple handle SSD installation?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mwayne85, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. mwayne85 macrumors regular

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    You need a 2.5 to 3.5 mounting bracket, correct? Does apple have their own sled to install SSDs into their pros?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I would assume they do. I use icy dock myself and frankly, if I were ordering a MP today I would take the SSD matters into my own hands. They're already priced well beyond what they may be worth (imo), why pay Apple tax on a sub-standard SSD?
     
  3. Stecchino macrumors member

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    I don't think Apple provides them unless you order the SSD as a BTO from Apple. You could use one of these Icy Dock adapters from OWC.
     
  4. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    (third page is just slotting it back in)

    In other words, SSD installation is the same as HDD.
     
  5. mwayne85 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. milo macrumors 604

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    The manual mentions SSD adapter, are those included with the MP or do they just assume you'll get one on your own?
     
  7. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    If you're referring to "The solid state drives (SSD) come with adapters that fit the 3.5-in drive bays." line. I presume that's just general information for when you buy a SSD. The instructions I posted don't make any use of them.
     

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