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Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« on: September 21, 2011, 11:23:24 PM »

Hi guys,

I remember seeing someone who had multiple SSD's (2) in each of the Drive bays, but I can't find the reference to it, is there any kind soul here who can help me
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Henrik
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 11:38:46 PM »

Try TransIntl.com at this link - they have this 4 drive bracket as well as sleds for 2.5 inch drives, etc. From our experience, their stuff is very good. You'll also need a SATA controller for the additional drives which they also have. And, with the right SATA controller in a Mac Pro and the right drives, you can probably get pretty close to current Thunderbolt speeds.
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 11:48:49 PM »

thanks very much, i'll look at that straight away

Henrik
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 05:13:55 PM »

Also, these guys (2x SSD in CD bay)

http://eshop.macsales.com/owcpages/multimount/
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 05:20:42 PM »

I wouldn't hesitate to use a good quality double stick tape to secure a SSD to each side of a 3.5 inch bay.  I stick them everywhere in cases, cleaning/prepping the surface first, and have never had one come undone.
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 10:20:44 PM »

Thanks Steve,

Thats the solution I am using at the moment, but i want something a little more elegent (its for a Client, and its a mac - A thing of only beauty over function :-) )

Henrik
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 12:01:49 AM »

Thanks Steve,

Thats the solution I am using at the moment, but i want something a little more elegent (its for a Client, and its a mac - A thing of only beauty over function :-) )

Henrik
I understand.. the cases I use for my builds have 2-4 2.5" mounting points.. so I use them when building for a client.  Tape just doesn't seem professional.  Yet, double stick tape is probably holding the trim and badges on our cars and more.. modern adhesives, which is all double sided tape is, are used everywhere. 

You might look for a 1" roll of the clear and thin double sided tape.  It's far better looking than the thick white tape.  And it comes in handy for many other uses.  Rolls off easy too.
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 08:38:14 AM »

I have mine connected to the SATA connectors and just left sat on some foam. Took the optical bay caddy right out. It's been that way for a year now and the Mac Pro gets transported everywhere and I've never had a problem.

if you want the right bracket though it seems the owc one is a good one. I've heard some reports about the icy dock sleds have had some issues. Although this was a year ago and it may have been solved.

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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 11:08:31 AM »

I understand.. the cases I use for my builds have 2-4 2.5" mounting points.. so I use them when building for a client.  Tape just doesn't seem professional.  Yet, double stick tape is probably holding the trim and badges on our cars and more.. modern adhesives, which is all double sided tape is, are used everywhere. 

You might look for a 1" roll of the clear and thin double sided tape.  It's far better looking than the thick white tape.  And it comes in handy for many other uses.  Rolls off easy too.

VHB is used in many applications in the RV, Marine and Cargo Trailer industries.  I see it all the time.  It sticks like crazy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OtrDvDvF5I
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Re: Macpro - brackets to hold two SSDs in a harddrive bay ? where?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 01:31:12 PM »

If you want to add additional drives to the 6 you can fit already (2 optical bay, 4 HDD sleds). Check out this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhqExgv0vx8

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