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

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JasonK, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. JasonK macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Eugene, OR
    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

    Mar 8, 2009
    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


    Jul 6, 2000
    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:

    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:

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