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Old 01-09-2020, 08:20 AM
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I bought the Belkin set of adapter cables directly from Apple and it’s the one labeled “Cable set 3, PCIe Aux Power Cable 6-pin to 6-pin”.
As I understand it. The HDX cards uses a 4-pin connector for power. The Belkin set does not have that adaptor, so one would need another adaptor as well. Like this one:

https://www.adorama.com/snttcbhdx.html?discontinued=t

Am I correct?

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I have a similar cable, but with 3 connections for Avid cards. I don’t think the Belkin set works because they all seem to be male connectors.
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As I understand it. The HDX cards uses a 4-pin connector for power. The Belkin set does not have that adaptor, so one would need another adaptor as well. Like this one:

https://www.adorama.com/snttcbhdx.html?discontinued=t

Am I correct?

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The Belkin adapter that I mentioned works for me in the new Mac Pro with a recently purchased HDX card. I'll try to take some detailed pics and post asap.
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I stand corrected. I was going on info from another Pro Tools user who received their new Mac Pro before me who told me that the adapter cables were necessary. After taking some pics of the connections and cables, I pulled out the box from the HDX card and realized that the other power cable included with the HDX card indeed fits the connection on the motherboard. I just installed that cable, fired up Pro Tools and it's working fine. No adapter required. Sorry for the misinformation and thanks for prompting me to look into this. Going to return this $70 set of adapter cables.
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What?? That is promising but also confusing news. I tried briefly yesterday but found that the 6 pin connector was smaller on the motherboard. Where did you manage to hook it up? Pics, please - if possible :)
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This is the best I can do for now as I am travelling, in terms of getting photos of the cables to the card:



The yellow cable with the 3 black ends is a multi-power cable for up to 3 HDX cards.
This came with my HDX card from AVID and has a 6 pin female connector.
I also have another cable for PC's with that card but I am not using that for this computer.

The Belkin cable kit has a 6 pin to 6 pin cable, as well as a bunch of other cables which are also unused.
All you have to do is plug the Belkin cable into the Avid cable, the other end of the Belkin cable to the logic board.
Then connect one of the 3 card connectors to the HDX card.
That's it.

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That is the same cable and solution as in the article on Pro Tools Expert from yesterday - but, I don't have that cable. The one I got with my HDX cards was meant for plugging it straight into the chassis of a Mac Pro and is a 6 pole black MALE connector. Useless with the Belkin kit. Did you who have the white female connector use it in an expansion chassis, perhaps?
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http://duc.avid.com/attachment.php?a...9&d=1578603049

My cable exactly
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God is great! The cable I have, that worked in the MacPro 2012 does indeed work in the 2019 grater as well! It was just a very tight fit, so I assumed I needed an adapter cable (since those who had it working needed the Belkin kit). They must have had cables made for other systems, like expansion chassies.

It just works!
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The label on the Avid supplied cable that I'm using says "9180-60004-00 REV .A". Here are some detailed pics.
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