SSD in a Mac Pro 3.1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dobro03, May 21, 2014.

  1. dobro03 macrumors member

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    I am going to buy 2 samsung EVO 1TB drives to upgrade my Harpertown 3.1 Mac Pro. Anything I need to know in advance? Do I need an adapter for the internal bays and also do I need some type of cable adapter to hook the ssd up to the 3.1 Mac Pro? I plan on just cloning my current drive to the new ssd boot drive which is still running Snow Leopard. Any issues with that?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    I had a similar question that was helped on this thread

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=18451240#post18451240

    I have yet to do the upgrade.
     
  3. dobro03 thread starter macrumors member

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    The OWC site says that particular 'sled' won't work with 2008 Mac Pro's which is what year my 3.1 is. Quote from the web page:

    "Note: Not for use with Mac Pro models released in 2006, 2007, or 2008"
     
  4. Chung123 macrumors regular

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    When I added a SSD to my Mac Pro, I bought one of these Newer Technology AdaptaDrives:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/ADPTADRV/

    Place the SSD in that thing, then mount on the sleds you have.

    Edit: Of course the Adaptadrive was referenced in that link above.
     
  5. flowrider macrumors 601

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  6. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    If you are going to put it in a drive sled instead of an SATA III PCIe caddy, you will need one of these
     
  7. matty1551 macrumors 6502

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  8. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Absolute agreed! Big fan of the Velocity Solo X2 myself (and many others)

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    Great converters, have two of them with EVO SSD. Highly recommended!
     

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