PSA: OCZ-brand 3.5"->2.5" bay converter does not work in a Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mason.kramer, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. mason.kramer macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2007
    Watertown, MA
    There's no configuration of the converter brackets that makes it work right in the Mac Pro's apparatus. (Unless I am mistaken, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't work right.) Avoid! Big waste of money.
  2. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    It's nice to know there's a less expensive alternative than the Maxconnect sled that's confirmed to work. :D
  5. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    3.5 > 2.5 brackets will not work in any backplane setup unless they have been specifically designed to. It needs to hold the drive in a funny, off-center position so it lines up right. Any "backplane-ready" bracket should work. This isn't really news unless you are new to working with backplanes, but I'm sure it will be useful info for a lot of people.

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