Mac Pro 3.1 Sata Connectors

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Merv'sG5, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Merv'sG5 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2013
    Melbourne Australia
    Hello All,

    I just bought a second hand Mac Pro 3.1, and I am trying to access the two sata spare connectors below the fan! My question is has anyone successfully connected a Blu Ray-DVD Sata drive to these two ports?

    Thanks in advance,
    Merv Stent
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Yes. Connect the data cable to the SATA port on the motherboard. Connect the power using a molex-to-SATA adapter.

    IIRC, you might not be able to boot from discs in that drive. Or maybe it was just that you cannot boot from a Windows disc, I cannot remember.
  3. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I have successfully connected a separate Blu-ray drive to each of the two extra SATA ports individually. I currently have two Blu-ray drives in my Mac Pro 3,1 connected to those ports.

    It is not possible to connect a single Blu-ray drive to both ports like you are asking.

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