SATA for Blu Ray on Mac Pro Dual Core ??

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thedirtyduo, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. thedirtyduo macrumors member

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    I'm looking at the BDR-205 Blu Ray Player because it writes faster then the rest, but my question is about a SATA connection.

    My Mac Pro Dual Core was purchased in 2006. Does it have a SATA connection inside? I can't see one. Now I want an internal drive so what SATA part do I need to buy so I can hook up this burner in my Mac?

    Would I need to buy or upgrade anything else to get this working?

    I do have the latest Toast with the Blu-Ray plugin as well as I'm exporting with Final Cut Pro
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    2006-2008 Mac Pros use a PATA interface ribbon for the optical drive bays.

    If you need to use a SATA drive, there's two unused SATA ports on the logic board, but they're hidden under the exhaust fan assembly. You would need to route a long cable from here to the optical drive bay. This is a good video tutorial.

    Also, you'll need to make sure you have a 4-pin Molex to SATA power adapter. Some drives come with this, but they're only a few bucks at an electronics store otherwise.
     

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