Mac pro 2008 raid card in a 2009 mac pro?

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  1. Data macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, i was wondering if it is possible to put a apple raid card from a 2008 8core mac pro in a 2009 mac pro, does this work or are the card only compatibel with the mac they came in ?

    Thanks for the info, i can't seem to find in with google or on the apple site.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's most likely the same card, so it should work fine.
     
  3. Data thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was my thought too, but it is a bit pricey to just give it a try ;-).
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No, it won't work as-is.

    The card changed for the 2009 systems, as the SATA data is now moved over PCB traces on the backplane board (2008 card uses a cable). You could make the 2008 work, but it would require an adapter kit from MaxUpgrades to the tune of ~$130USD.

    But either version is also an expensive piece of junk. You can get a better card (more ports, better features, works in multiple OS's) for less money. :eek:
     
  5. Data thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    :cool: NP. :)

    Sorry it wasn't better news, but you're better off staying away from the Apple RAID Pro cards anyway. :eek: ;)
     

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