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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Jake0604, Mar 20, 2013.
Using a Molex to SATA adapter, can I plug the power cable into the connection in HD bay 4?
That SATA connector on the backplane is a combo connector (data+power). A normal SATA power to Molex power cable will not attach properly. But if you have the right cable (with a combo connector) it should work.
Obviously you will lose a HDD bay though. Everyone I know who has done this took the extra effort to use the optical bay power so as not to lose drive capacity.
Well I just tried it and it works perfectly, I'm not concerned about losing the HD bay because I already have my SSD mounted in the 2nd optical drive bay.
Oh that's great!
I tried mine that came with my card and it didn't work. There was a rectangular protrusion that wouldn't connect with the combo connector on the SATA backplane.
Mind sharing where you got card and cable.