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You should be able to find something that will work for you with a Google search on 'mac hard drive serial ATA adapter' and check out some of the hits:

and this used to be one of the best universal adapters:
NewerTech
Universal Drive Adapter
USB Bare Drive Adapter
Mac / PC / USB 3.0 / SATA / IDE


Macsales would be the people to check with and see if they don't have an internal connector adapter that would work inside your Mac Pro.

Possibly even a card and maybe appropriate cable If you want to get elaborate and faster speed for maybe a little bit more money.


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I like these types of hard drive docks. Allows you to easily connect a hard drive, no wires, nothing to take apart, just put the hard drive in and it mounts on your desktop... presuming the drive is functioning properly. Lots of different options for different price points on Amazon. Have not used the one in the link, just used it to give you an idea of price.
 

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wow 29 bucks, that's a super handy dock for different hard drives.

Most of those hard drive Docks are great, especially when having to access Data on several different drives, but unfortunately, not all will work as a Supported Bootable Device, but one doesn't always need to be booting from an external drive.

Just a heads-up warning... but many do work when used as and needed as a Bootable Dock.


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Most of those hard drive Docks are great, especially when having to access Data on several different drives, but unfortunately, not all will work as a Supported Bootable Device, but one doesn't always need to be booting from an external drive.

Just a heads-up warning... but many do work when used as and needed as a Bootable Dock.


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I never find booting into the OS necessary. It mounts as an external and you just navigate the HD to your user account and to the desktop or any folder you want and just drag and drop. No need to be booted in at all unless you want to use an app.
 

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You should look for MAC ATA adapted in the first place. Also, I wouldn't suggest you proceed with the repairs yourself

Welcome to ehMac.ca Sheldon, but I think the OP has no doubt found a solution considering their post was from over year ago, and I think you will find that most members here know their repair limits and know enough to not do further damage to any problem situation they might have.

I hope you enjoy your time here.


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