- Aug 1, 2014
- Gigabyte GA-Z87M-D3h
- Intel Core i7 4790k
- Gigabyte GTX 980 4GB
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
If your not bothered about the hot swap bays or keeping the 'Mac Pro' look why not just do away with the SAS wiring loom and install a regular 3.5" drive rack which will allow you to use ATX power connectors and regular SATA cabling. You can even get a 5.25" - 3.5" adaptor to install a regular hard drive in the lower of the two optical drive bays.
Currently I have my SSD mounted with some velcro. The entire goal of my build is for it to look as much stock as possible.
I did solder a SATA cable to the HDD harness and it actually worked but it looks pretty messy and ugly. I also feel like I just didn't do a good job at soldering. There is 8 x 4 individual SATA wires to solder and there is 4 Power wires. All together that is 36 wires. I just don't feel like putting in the effort for a mediocre at best result.
I'll be buying the SAS adapter today.