Will Intel 320 SSD fit into mac pro with included sled?

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  1. kudukudu macrumors regular

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    I have a 2008 mac pro and wanted to order an intel 120GB 320 series SSD. I noticed it has what looks to be a 3.5" adapter in the picture. Does anyone know if I can use this or do I need to shell out $20 for an icy dock?
     

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  2. diazj3, Apr 14, 2011
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    diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't tell much from the picture, but it seems it won't fit, comparing it with the 2008 sled.

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    EDIT: also, remember the connectors in the back have to align/fit too...

    Icy dock is one way to go, but I like better OWC's multimount options, if you have the 2nd optical bay free. Too bad OWC's MountPro doesn't work on 2008 MPs.

    cheers!
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I have the sled and a series 320 ssd I will let you know on fri/ phil
     
  4. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    Speaking of ssd holders..

    Will Apple's SSD adapter fit in the 2009 mac pro?
     
  5. cronusuk macrumors newbie

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    It won't fit in the mac pro drive bays with the supplied adaptor.

    You can mount it in the sled, however it sits central in the sled, not offset as a normal hard drive would. In the end I managed to fit mine in the optical bay.
     
  6. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    That is odd, since the 2009 mac pro is virtually identical to the 2010.. for instance. I have the 2010 backplane board and processor board in place of the 2009 parts. I am still using my 2009 case along with its fans and internals - could explain why I haven't suffered excessive noise like others are. I am sure the 200 dollar apple ssd adapter will fit.. they didn't mod the case at all.
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Exactly correct.
     
  8. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    No one is talking about the Apple supplied adapter! OP is asking if the Intel supplied adapter fits and the answer is no.
     
  9. 100Years macrumors regular

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    Heh, I didn't even know that Apple sold an adapter...
     

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