MacPro SSD Fitting

Two years ago I added a SSD drive to my office MacPro. At that time I found a very useful blog post showing how to do it. I’ve just acquired another SSD drive and can no longer find the blog post. So, I’m posting what I did just to help anyone else out there who can’t find the original post about adding a 2.5 inch SSD drive to a MacPro 1,1 drive drawer/tray/sled without using an adaptor.

Things you’ll need:

  • 2.5 inch SSD
  • CD/DVD
  • A drive tray/drawer/sled.
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen

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Place the sled on top of the CD/DVD and draw along the edges with a pen

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You will have something like this.

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Cut off the sides of the CD/DVD with the scissors.

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Tape the CD to the sled and then tape the SSD on top of that. There needs to be about a 20mm overhang, and also the SSD needs to be 2mm in from the edge.

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With the scissors cut through any tape that is overhanging underneath. This will allow the sled to side back in to the Mac.

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Slide the sled back in and the SATA connector should all line up.

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Job done.

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