Internal DVD SATA to PATA/IDE converter works in 3,1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ph.D., Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Ph.D. macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I have a 3,1 whose internal DVD drive is malfunctioning. It seems PATA drives are history, but there are SATA to PATA converters on the market for a few dollars. These are mounted to the back of the DVD drive.

    Has anyone used these in a 3,1? Any trouble with fitting and/or operation?

    Thank you.
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    Why not just use one of the two internal SATA ports on the Mac Pro 3,1?
     
  3. Ph.D. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, yes, that's certainly an attractive alternative.

    However, SATA DVD drives do not use a Molex power connector anymore and a power adapter cable would be required as well, right?

    Is there any particular drive that is preferred these days?

    Thank you.
     
  4. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Why not just get a BD/DVD drive with the proper IDE interface?

    http://store.mcetech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=BD16XMPINT&Category_Code=STORBD&Product_Count=3
     

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