Mooner's HackPro (Gigabyte Z68MX-UD2H-B3 in Mac Pro case)

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  1. mooner

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    Jul 27, 2012 at 6:59 AM #151
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    Sep 25, 2012 at 2:44 AM #152
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    Mooner,

    Just like everyone else here I'm really impressed with your work on the Mac Pro. I have gotten most of my pieces and am looking to starting soldering soon. One question I have is with regards to the power for the SATA harness. I noticed that you and a number of others spliced in the standard 4 pin molex plugs, but you mention that mouser sells the micro fit 3.0 molex plugs and suggest using those. How would I do that? I assume that the original apple plug is one of these smaller plugs. How do I use the micro fit from mouser to connect the harness to my PSU?
     
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    Aug 11, 2013 at 8:05 PM #153
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    I realize this is an old thread, I just wanted to mention this little gadget from OWC if future modders are looking to mount an SSD in their HackPro. :)

    OWC Mount Pro
     
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    Aug 12, 2013 at 2:55 AM #154
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    Nice but its blue :p lol

    Not a bad find though.
     
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    Aug 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM #155
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    Okay not blue; you can use an Icy Dock 2.5 into 3.5 converter: http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=80 to hold the SSD and then put it on a Mac Pro drive sled. I have one of these adapters and it is well done and a trick little device at about $15 US.

    Good modding,
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    Aug 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM #156
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    I have two of these drive enclosures :)
     
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    Hi Mooner, Neilhart

    I'm really impressed by your Mac Pro hacks. After building a G5 Hackintosh myself I now got a new project case from a 1,1 Mac Pro. Currently I'm gathering all the stuff and have a (dumb) question about this MiniSAS-Sata cable of yours. I naturally want to preserve the original hdd sleds and their functionality.

    Did you only use the "barrel" and the cable from the kit you mentioned in the link? Is the PCIe card there only to add RAID functionality and not needed if one doesn't need RAID? At least to my eye it seemed that you had connected the SATA cables to the motherboard instead of the PCIe card.

    I found several very cheap MiniSAS to 4xSATA cables from European eBay sites but no MiniSAS to MiniSAS "barrel" anywhere. USD 60 seems a bit expensive if one doesn't need the RAID functionality but like Neilhart said, it's well worth it if it works out of the box.
     
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    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:31 PM #158
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    Finndamage - I used only the "barrel" and the SATA cable assembly. As I recall I still had to make up a power adapter.

    Good modding,
    neil
     
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    Apr 6, 2014 at 5:47 PM #159
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    Another option would be a WD IcePack which is an aluminum heatsink and 2.5 to 3.5" adapter that can be found separately from the VelociRaptor drives.
    http://www.amazon.com/WDSL00S-IcePack-Drive-Mounting-Heatsink/dp/B008L5TQIS
     
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    Apr 6, 2014 at 6:31 PM #160
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    Thank you Neilhart. This clears a lot. I also suspected that power was missing from those, so it must be handled otherwise.
     

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