MacPro 3,1 G5 wont let me mount 2nd internal Hard drive?


PhilH

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Hi,
My MacPro 3,1 G5 has Mac OSX Server 10.6.3 loaded on a 500GB HD, I can move it to any of 1-4 drive bays and it mounts and loads my system. But when I try to put in a second hard drive in 1-4 it will not mount at all. I know the second had drive is good because I can take it out and put it on a USB convert kit and the 2nd drive boots just fine. What would cause me not to be able to use a second hard drive internally on any slot 1-4 but the first one hard drive boots just fine?
 
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A couple of questions:

1. What brand/model is the second hard drive?

2. Is it formatted for Mac or Windows?

3. What do you mean by "a USB convert kit"?
 

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A couple of questions:

1. What brand/model is the second hard drive?

2. Is it formatted for Mac or Windows?

3. What do you mean by "a USB convert kit"?
Not sure of Brand/model hard drive(s) but they are in Mac format out of another G5 3,1. I have several hard drives with Mac OS 10.4 - 10.6 loaded that will boot single drive install only, and the kit I'm referring too is just a simple Tripp-lite USB 3.0 to SATA /IDE Adapter that we use to test drive externally.
 

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One other thing: in doing a search on "MacPro 3,1 G5", there are actually 4 different models. On this link, where you see the list of various MacPro models:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/index-macpro.html

the 4th through 7th ones on that list all are designated as "MacPro 3,1". So it would be helpful if you could let us know your exact model.
Cant find exact model of G5 but did make a PDF of system attached
One other thing: in doing a search on "MacPro 3,1 G5", there are actually 4 different models. On this link, where you see the list of various MacPro models:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/index-macpro.html

the 4th through 7th ones on that list all are designated as "MacPro 3,1". So it would be helpful if you could let us know your exact model.
I pulled the specs page but not sure how to confirm model - file attached of page 1
 

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OK, based on the PDF, this is your Mac:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/specs/mac-pro-eight-core-2.8-2008-specs.html

Now, according to this:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/faq/mac-pro-how-to-upgrade-hard-drives-what-type-supported.html

does your drive meet those specifications listed there? If it does, not sure why it would work in the Tripp-lite USB 3.0 to SATA /IDE Adapter:

https://www.tripplite.com/usb-3.0-superspeed-to-serial-ata-sata-ide-adapter-for-2.5-inch-3.5-inch-hard-drives~U338000/

but not when you install inside your Mac.
 
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Hello,

To further honestone's comments and for clarification, a MacPro3,1 is not a G5. It is an Intel-based Mac Pro (Early 2008). The most recent Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) PowerMac11,2 will only run up to Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard.

It would really help if we could get the brand/model of the drives, as there could be some compatibility issue there. Also, you are running Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard Server, with which there could be a few issues because it isn't a standard OS X install and it is 5 updates behind. The latest is 10.6.8.

C
 

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