Mac Pro 3.1 Sata Connectors

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

  1. Merv'sG5 macrumors newbie

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    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 604

    ActionableMango

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    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

    brand

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    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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