SSD with micro SATA connector?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by milo, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. milo macrumors 604

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    Just got a crucial c300 and was planning to just stick it in the optical bay, as many people seem to have done with SSD drives.

    But it looks like this drive is a 1.8 and has micro SATA connectors. I assume I need an adapter, are there ones that go from the SATA one for the second optical to the drive? Or I believe there's an open SATA connector on the MB, would I be better connecting to that? I'd rather not have to use up a drive bay, but does the Icy dock connect to drives with micro SATA?

    Any info or tips would be appreciated, I had assumed I could just plug this in and didn't even know that another size of SATA connector even existed.
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    The IcyDock drive connector uses a regular SATA connection just like the drive bays and optical bay. You will need an adapter. Google is probably your friend here.

    Alternatively, return the 1.8" drive and get a 2.5" version? :confused:
     
  3. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    You can get an adapter like one of these:
    http://www.digitalintelligence.com/cart/ComputerForensicsProducts/MicroSATA-Adapter.html

    http://www.cpustuff.com/micro-sata-adapter-output-3.3-volts-microsata-female-to-22-pin-sata.html

    But then you'll need some sort of physical adapter too, maybe mounting a simple plate to a 3.5" sled with bottom holes drilled in the right place to line up the connector.

    An easier solution might be this 1.8" to 2.5" adapter:
    http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=243

    Combined with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter of course.

    Why did you get a 1.8"? This problem is exactly why I got 3.5" SSDs.
     
  4. milo thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the info, hopefully I'll be able to find an adapter locally today and not have to mail order one.

    I was supposed to get a 2.5 but someone else placed the order and I ended up with the 1.8. Unfortunately I didn't notice the difference until it was already open so a return is probably not likely.

    Bummer I need an adaptor but I just want to get this thing running. Next time I'll be sure to be very specific that I need a 2.5.
     

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