Simple? SSD Problem - Sata / Adapters

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reamo, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Reamo macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2016
    Hey Guys, i bought a used Mac pro 2008 and it came with a SSD (Samsung 830 w 250GB) installed. After checking speeds in Blackmagic Test (W 250 / R 250) i assume its connected by SATA - will open machine later when i get home.

    So if i buy the OWC Accelsior S adapter and put the drive simply from the sata to the pci - is that all i have to do? Or will i have to reset everything and set the mac up freshly new?

    I´ll get a 680 gtx on monday so the SSD would go in the pci slot right above it - is this a pci slot with enough speed?

    I found a picture and attached it for a better view. :)

    Bonus Question - when my 680 arrives do i simply connect the 2 6-pin cables how i want or do they have to put in a specific way / order?

    Hope i can get this "project done easily" :D
    Thanks in advance

    Attached Files:

  2. kschendel macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2014
    You might try this over in the Mac Pro forum. I assume you got a (3,1)? I think I'd want to reinstall OSX anyway just to make sure it's set up the way I want. I'm not sure if you can just move the SSD to the OWC (which is a SATA III adapter, the native SATA is SATA II) since it will change the device hardware path.
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    Reinstalling macOS should not be necessary. You should be able to pull the drive, attach it to the the Accelsior S and continue to use your existing macOS installation.

    The two motherboard cables that plug in to your GTX 680 can go in either power connector. There is no special order. Since you will be getting a GTX 680, I highly recommend you flash it with Mac EFI firmware so that you can get full boot screens. The compatible firmware can be found in the Mac Pro sub-forum.

Share This Page