4182 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2010 6:12 PM by Xandris
The connectors may or may not be different, but I have found one of these adapters to be worth its weight in gold simply for times like these:
The SATA connectors on a 2.5 inch drive and a 3.5 inch drive are IDENTICAL. But, as stated earlier, you REALLY need to be careful to not short out the circuit board of the drive, which is on the bottom of the HDD case itself. It is usually bare and open with little to no protection, as the casing of the computer usually protects it. I am not familiar with the internals of the Mac Pro, but if it is possible to run an extension cable for the power and data cables from the motherboard connector, I would definitely do that and lay the drive upside down on top of the Mac Pro so that the top of the HDD case is resting on the top of the computer. Also, it would probably be easier and less frightening to just use a SATA to USB / FireWire external connector for $20-$30. Good luck!
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