Mac Pro :: SATA Cable For Connecting An SSD Internally?

Aug 23, 2010

OWC Mercury Extreme SSD and a Mac Pro

I've tried numerous mounting brackets, and although they will hold the drive firmly in place, none of them can get the connectors lined up.

For the time being I've taken the precarious method of taping my SSD in place while it's connected to the motherboard. Of course, I don't want this to be a permanent solution.

Would this cable enable me to mount the drive in place and connect it to the motherboard?


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I am adding a SSD to my Mac Pro. However the SSD is 2.5" and does not properly mount to the internal hard drive sleds so that when inserted into the Mac Pro that it will align with the on-board SATA connection. Can I use the following product to make that happen?


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I tried to.. 

1. Insert the USB cable into the other port (there are 2 built-in ports)  This did not work; problem persists

2. Plug in my iPhone 5 into both ports The iPhone 5 is able to connect with no problems.

3. Plug in my iPhone 6 into another laptop with iTunes installed. The iPhone 6 is able to connect with no problems. 

It was only after some minor fidgeting with the end of the USB cable (near to the phone) that I am able to sync, but this is not a perm fix.

Is it my Macbook Air's USB port that is causing the problems? Or is it my new iPhone 6? (although I am doubtful since I can connect to another laptop)

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I can boot up my Macbook pro externally but not internally, it just loads and loads forever internally. I have tried several new hard drives and they all cant load internally. Looks like i might have to put it into the Apple store.

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Im considering purchasing a higher capacity internal hardrive around the 750Gb/1Tb mark. However my macbook is the early 2008 model, and it seems the majority of hardrives are SATA II, having speeds of 3Gbt, which my mother board may not be capable of (apparently only 1.5Gbt) From researching and reading some reviews of others who have purchased internal drives on Amazon UK, some have had difficulty due to this problem, but have been able to fix the issue with a firmware update reducing SATA II drive speeds to 1.5Gbt. 

Questions I have: Do all SATA / SATA II internal hardrives need a firmware update if replacing on to a new computer?(If so, would I need to look for a specific firmware update for the specific drive I intend on buying? And if you're in the knowledge would you mind posting links to these updates?)What is the process of updating the firmware i.e. would I need to put firmware on external usb hardrive 1st, then upload it to macbook after installing new internal drive (if it boots up my OS that is) etc.     Would a 'hybrid' (disk+solid state) drive be compatible with a macbook as old as mine?Do I need to update my operating system to OS X Lion first, or can it be done after installing the drive?  

my current laptop hardware: 

Macbook Pro 15.4" (Early 2008 Model)
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Sep 4, 2014

I have a SATA hard drive that works perfectly when connected through an external USB enclosure but whenever it's plugged into the internal SATA connector on my MacBook Pro I receive the error message "The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -50)." any time I attempt to move or copy a file to it. 

This doesn't happen with any other hard drive I connect internally, so I don't believe it's an issue with the internal cable.  

I have made sure all permissions are set to allow reading and writing to the drive as well as selecting the "Ignore ownership on this volume" option in the Get Info panel.

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