OWC Multi-Mount Question: three SATA drives, two SATA cables

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by aminadab, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. aminadab macrumors regular

    May 3, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    I've searched the forums and haven't come up with an answer to my question. I figure this is because I lack the keywords to pull up what I'm after; I don't know what I'm talking about. I apologize if this is redundant.

    I'm trying to mount (1) 3.5" and (1) 2.5" SSD drive in the lower optical drive bay. OWC makes the proper mount that allows the two to sit underneath the optical drive. I use the optical drive frequently and want to keep it in my machine.

    So, I'm left with three drives (Optical Drive, the 3.5" and the 2.5") and two SATA connections. It looks like there is a SATA Y cable; should I go this route? Or, does this introduce bottleneck issues? If so, is there some cable that I could throw down to hook up to one of my PCIe slots?
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    You can "Y" the SATA power cable, but you cannot do that for the data cable. You will have to run a additional SATA data cable from a drive bay or PCIe card up to the optical bay for the 3rd drive.


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