Optical Bay Cable Adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by echoout, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    Here's one for you. I would like to use each of my 2009 MP optical bay cables for SSDs, but I also need a molex cable to run to my external PSU. The choices of splitters and other adapters seems limited since the cables in the optical bays are the one-piece variety, with cable and data combined.

    Can any of you think of a way to use the 2 optical bay cables as they were intended but to also get a molex off of them? Am I missing/forgetting something? (I feel like I am)

    Worst case I could just manually power on and off the external PSU.
     
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you need a Lindy cable, mentioned in ActionableMango's USB 3.0 thread.
     
  3. DPUser macrumors 6502a

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    Trace a cable back to the backplane board power connection and split there. Or disconnect the Data connector at the backplane board and replace with a separate SATA cable to the optical bay and split the power in the optical bay.
     
  4. echoout thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that solves that. Thanks! Ordered 2.
     

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