SATA for Blu Ray on Mac Pro Dual Core ??

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

  1. thedirtyduo macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2007
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    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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