Where can I find a cable to connect 2.5" drives to the sata connections in my Mac Pro

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  1. JasonK macrumors member

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    I want to know if there is a way to connect sata 2.5 hd's to the sata connections in the mac pro. I cannot seem to find the cables to be able to do this. Can someone help with a link? I have several 250gb sata drives that have been taken out of mbp's and would like to put them to work.
    I have looked and found several ways to access the ports, but have been stuck at finding the cable. Thanks!
    BTW: It's an early 2008 2.8 8-core.
     
  2. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    Im pretty sure a SATA cable is a SATA cable. 2.5" drives use the same cable, unless the drives came out of a laptop that did not use the standard SATA port connection.

    Most PC stores will have them, they are cheap.
     
  3. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    If you want to mount a single 2.5" drive inside the Mac Pro sled slot, MaxUpgrades makes a special sled that I've used to mount "bare" Velociraptors (which are really 2.5" drives when the ice pak is removed). I've also used it to mount a single SSD. Here's the link:
    http://www.maxupgrades.com/istore/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=180

    If you want to mount two 2.5" drives in a single sled slot, TransIntl makes the ProDrive. I installed dual SSDs in it and works great. It supports HW RAID 0 and RAID 1. However, since it uses port-multiplication to share one port with two drives, the maximum transfer speed for any pair is about 220MB/s. Here is the link:
    http://www.transintl.com/store/category.cfm?Category=2746&RequestTimeOut=500
     

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