Saturday, March 09, 2013

You Can Use A Serial ATA Cable, With Power Adapter, To Convert Your Pre 2009 Mac Pro From The Internal IDE Optical Drive Interface To The Internal Serial ATA Optical Drive Interface

You can use a Serial ATA Cable, with Power Adapter, to convert your pre 2009 Mac Pro from the internal IDE optical drive interface to the internal Serial ATA optical drive interface, which will allow you to use any SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive.  This transition is necessary when it comes time to replace your IDE internal optical drive in your pre 2009 Mac Pro because all of the new IDE optical drives are completely depleted from the marketplace.

If you own a 2009-2012 Mac Pro, your computer is already using the Serial ATA optical drive interface and you can replace your drive with a new SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive without needing to install a Serial ATA Cable, with Power Adapter.