Mac Pro 2008 Hard Drive Sled for "New" Mounting Screw Configuration

Hello Tom's Hardware Gurus:

I learned the hard way that many of the jumbo (6TB+) internal drives have a "new" mounting screw-hole configuration.

They are not compatible with the hard drive "sleds" for my trusty 2008 Mac Pro, and I also learned the hard way that >2008, the hard drive sleds for Mac Pros are different.

If I hope to put a jumbo drive into my ancient 2008 Mac Pro, what is the workaround (and I don't want to use a drive adapter and put it in the optical drive slot).

Thank you!

Paul
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  1. Really? whats different? I don't recall any issues with my 6tb'ers but then I don't have a mac.

    do the screw holes still line up but the located further back on the drive?
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  2. I have a MacPro 2008 and I want to put some 8th or 10 TB drives in there

    These drive sleds are for later mac Pros https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MPRODBKTLG6/

    so Im looking for someone that makes the same for my MacPro3,1 2008

    Did you get a solution pisaorange?
    Reply to MacPro2008AudioGuy
  3. Can i upload images? Its the easiest way to show the difference
    Reply to MacPro2008AudioGuy
  4. Upload to a hosting site and post a link here; many here use imgur
    Reply to popatim
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