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

    mason.kramer

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    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

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  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    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

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    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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