Looking to install SSD into 2008 MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BeyondMountains, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. ActionableMango macrumors G3

    ActionableMango

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    There are numerous complaints in this forum about Icy Dock not working.

    That Silverstone thing looks like it is intended for a cabled solution and so it doesn't look like the SATA connector will line up correctly for a MP HDD sled.

    There are 3.5" SSDs which connect directly to the MP sleds without an adapter. That's what mine do.
     
  2. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yikes. thanks for the info about icy dock and silverstone. I was looking at Intel but they only make 2.5

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167052

    which brand do you have? I see ocZ makes a 3.5
     
  3. 50wyldeman, Jun 21, 2011
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    50wyldeman macrumors newbie

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    I JUST did this install into my 2008 2.8 octo(specs in sig), I am fairly pleased with the drive dock I got from macsales, here is a link

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/ADPTADRV/

    FWIW I setup 2 of their drives a 115 gig ssd and a 40 gig ssd (ps scratch disk)

    The salesman all but made me get these newertech drive adapters and they are pretty cool and functioning well for me, as it is only a 3 day old install I can't speak to long term yet but the system IS significantly faster.

    Here is a pic of the setup in case you wanted to see.........
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    Here is a close up of the drive connection I think it could be a little better?
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  4. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for all the great info and the pictures!

    last night i ended up ordering the adapter from max upgrades and the intel drive. hopefully all works out!
     
  5. ChuckBlack macrumors member

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    I just bought the same sled and an OWC SSD. I too had the gap between the sled and the drive. I found that the holes in the sled are a bit off for a full connection but works flawlessly none the less.
     
  6. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    The issue I had with the Newer Tech adapter that I installed yesterday in my 2008 MP is that it didn't line up like I expected with the SATA plugs in my 3 bay. I solidly placed the SSD in the adapter, solidly screwed the adapter to my drive bay, and when I slid it in it didn't want to fit in. I guess I forced it, and it didn't work. Pulled it out, and it had bent. Couldn't get it to straighten out completely.

    I ended up loosing the screws attaching the adapter to the drive bay so it would line up properly. The drive may not be rigid in there now, but it isn't a rotating disk which could work itself loose.

    One system boot this morning seemed magically fast. I need to time it soon to see how long it takes to get to a stable point. With all the autostarts before, it took a couple minutes after login to really get stable for me.
     
  7. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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