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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Need Help with Second DVD Drive for Current MacPro Reply with quote

I've been thinking about buying a current MacPro.
So, I've been reading up on it. I would like to install
five internal SATA Hard Drives along with the one DVD
drive that it comes with.

Wikipedia states that you can install a second DVD drive.
The first DVD drive is a SATA and the second is an IDE
(PATA) and not a SATA. If you want to install a second
SATA DVD drive
(or SATA Hard Drive) you'll need to use
one of two extra SATA connections found inside of
the machine and run a SATA extension cable to the
second SATA DVD (or SATA Hard Drive).

My question is, is that true? I thought everything inside
of the NEW MacPro would be SATA. Does the NEW MacPro
still have an IDE (PATA) connection for the second DVD slot?

If YOU own a new MacPro and have done what I would
like to do, is that correct information? Thank
you for your help!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the specs that Apple has on their website:
http://www.apple.com/macpro/specs.html.
Looks like all SATA. I would suggest Wikipedia to be
the last source for finding current systems.


Ooops, my formatting was strange Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
Here are the specs that Apple has on their website:
http://www.apple.com/macpro/specs.html.
Looks like all SATA. I would suggest Wikipedia to be
the last source for finding current systems.


Ooops, my formatting was strange Smile

Thank you. I go to them for general info but
just wanted to make sure. Thanks again!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Problem

Phew, time consuming.
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