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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fabriciom, Mar 23, 2010.
Is there an easy way to install a drive on the bottom DVD bay?
If you had some drive rails and a spare sata lead from the MB.
Where can I get the drive rails? Are they cheap?
Drive rails are around $10-15 on newegg I think.
You can use the sata, and power cables that are in there for a second drive for an HD
If you can point them out I would really appreciate it. I need to find them on the other side of the Atlantic...
Ok, I lied. It was $10-15 to go from 3.5, 5.25 is a bit more expensive.
Look for something like this.
Hope it helps.
So any 5,25" adapter should work?
This will work, and it's less than $5USD (seller will ship to Europe).
Thanks. Any tips on installation? I haven't got the slightest clue on how to screw these on.
Note: I just looked at the manual and acording to the pictures it looks like the 5,25 drives use IDE or PATA cables. Is this correct or do they use SATA connectors?
Check the Mac Pro manual in Apple's website support page.
Also, thiss will help you get an idea of how easy it is: http://www.youtube.com/user/OWCmacsales#p/search/1/uJXauV30zP4
If you have a 2009 (or Nehalem) Mac Pro, then the optical bay connectors are all SATA. If you have an earlier Mac Pro, it's PATA. You can still get a SATA cable up there, but it's a bit more complicated.