Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    SSD in MacPro 3.1

    Member Since
    Jul 27, 2012
    Posts
    2
    SSD in MacPro 3.1
    Hi everybody

    I am by no means an advance mac user, but decided it's time to do some upgrades on my MacPro 3.1 (early 2008).

    I just upgraded to Mountain Lion and bought myself a new SSD Crucial M4. To fit the 2.5" Crucial SSD in the MacPro hard-disk bays/sleds I bought a Icy Dock (SAS&SATA HDD/SSD Converter).

    Starting up the MacPro after installation, OS X finds the disk and opens Disk utility. I can see the disk on the left side in the index, but when I try to format it (erase) I get a message that the disc can't be opened. I tried the same with trying to partition the SSD but with the same result.

    Opened the Mac again, but the sled/disk is nicely in bay 2.

    any ideas what I am missing?

    Cheers

  2. #2
    SSD in MacPro 3.1
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,004
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    There are two types of Icy Dock. On the newer ones be sure to slide the SSD right into the SATA connectors, and I do mean firmly, prior to closing the case. Just putting them in and closing does not s good enough contact.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  3. #3
    SSD in MacPro 3.1

    Member Since
    Jul 27, 2012
    Posts
    2
    Thanks a lot, that did help and worked. I assumed that the connector would slide right together once I closed the Icy Dock but apparently it didn't.

    Had an other "fight" getting the Icy Dock into the sliding rack of the Mac Pro - it just didn't want to fit all the way in to connect the hard drive. I eventually realised that the little rubber spacers on the rack was not in the centre anymore and that just gave me the millimetre to miss the connection.

    Every day I learn a new thing.

    Cheers

  4. #4
    SSD in MacPro 3.1
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,004
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Ahh well rosh you know the old saying 'We live and learn .. yet none the wiser grow.'

    Keep coming back lots of good information here mate.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Moving OS and programs to a SSD on a MacPro (early 2009)
    By phickson in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 06:56 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-01-2013, 04:09 PM
  3. SSD for MacPro - recommendations please ?
    By bluemoon222 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-22-2011, 04:28 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-03-2011, 05:05 PM
  5. MacPro 3.2ghz vs MacPro 2009 2.92ghz Nehalem CPU
    By crtvmac in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-14-2009, 03:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •