SSD with micro SATA connector?

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

  1. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    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


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    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 G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    You can get an adapter like one of these:

    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:

    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

    Sep 23, 2003
    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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