SSD Drive mount for early 2008 MacPro

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  1. joe2uk macrumors newbie

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  3. joe2uk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks cwog looks a good solution (would it work with all SSD or just OWC?) I was thinking of just an adaptor that lines up with the backplane and connectors. Basically one designed for MacPro not that good with DIY stuff ;)
     
  4. wafl iron macrumors regular

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    that drive sled is claimed to only work on 2009/2010 MPs
     
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    Sled options for your MP 2008

    The OWC drive led will not work for the 2008 model as already mentioned.

    Here is a version for the 2008:

    http://www.transintl.com/store/category.cfm?category=2787

    or this one here:

    http://www.maxupgrades.com/istore/index.cfm?fuseaction=Product.display&product_id=180

    there is even a video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrX5EEnAtRo
     
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    I have used Icy Dock with success, but the Icy Dock Aluminum adapters are better than the plastic. I did have a plastic that simply would not work and had to be returned. The aluminum ones I have work perfectly.
     
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    Another vote for the Icy Dock. I have two of the plastic ones and they are great.
     
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  11. Neodym macrumors 65816

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    MacBOOK Pro? It's about a Mac Pro here...
     
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    Note: Not for use with Mac Pro models released in 2006, 2007, or 2008
     
  13. ryan42 macrumors 6502

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    I stuck both of mine in the secondary optical bay and used a 4-pin to twin-SATA power cable to power them. I plugged them into the two ODD SATA ports and affixed them to the bottom of the carrier with metal tape.

    That whole area of my Pro is modified a bit though as I previously had two rotational disks there which could only fit with the center stud that catches the carrier removed.

    I don't have any photos of the SSD upgrade but here's the previous setup with two rotational disks to give an idea how it works...

    [​IMG]

    I made a power adaptor for the previous setup but when I replaced the SATA disk with two SSDs I used a 4-pin to twin-SATA cable so I could get rid of this:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    Icy Dock is the best solution because it works with all Mac Pros. I had it with 2008 (Mushkin Chronos 240GB) and now with 2010 (Corsair Force GT 180GB).

    It converts 2.5 HDDs/SSDs to 3.5 dimensions, so it is universal.
     
  15. seclusion macrumors regular

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    I also use the Icey Dock, 2.5-3.5 sled.
    Used in my Mac Pro 1.1 now it's in my 3.1, no problems
     

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