Internal Card Reader for Mac Pro drive bay

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bmorris, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. bmorris macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    I have a new 2010 Mac Pro with just one SuperDrive.
    I was hoping to add an internal card reader that fits in the second bottom cd drive bay.
    Does this type of thing exist for the Mac Pro?
    I can't seem to find any info on one that fits in the Mac Pro drive space.
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    Since the Mac pro uses closed drives on the front I don't see how it would be able to use those card readers.

    I bought the atech g5. It is a baby Mac pro look alike. The new one is on sale herehttp://www.atechflash.com/STORE_page-G5X.html
     
  3. dissolve macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty cool :)
     
  4. bmorris thread starter macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    That does look pretty cool.
    But there are ways to make the door stay open or take off.
    But the Reader has to be built to fit the drive bay and slim door opening.
     
  5. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    How does this one look?
    [​IMG]

    its been pending since 2008, still unavailable. You can find more about it at www.nervian.com.

    Clicking the order button just takes you to a coming soon page.
     
  6. bmorris thread starter macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    Thats pretty awesome, how would you hide the back wire though?
    Too bad it's been pending since 08
     
  7. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Not sure about hiding it, probably can't unless you put a hole in the top.

    You can just flip the doors to the MP down yourself, so if you could align a card reader then it may work. But I would rather have an external card reader then a door down on the MP all the time.
     
  8. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    just leave a cf/sd card in the reader and it will keep the drive door open:)
     
  9. toxic macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing that's USB 2?
     
  10. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Yup
     

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