|Feb 19, 2013, 07:08 PM||#1|
Are these essentially the same hard drive enclosures? Why the huge price difference?
From ifixit.com, $59 http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/12...sure/IF107-079
Similar item from amazon.com, $9.82 http://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cab...hu-rd_add_1_dp
Is there something I'm missing? Is there a good reason that the first one is six times the price of the second?
13" 2.3GHz MacBook Pro // 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini // iPhone 5
|Feb 19, 2013, 08:15 PM||#2|
I got one couple of years back from Amzon.co.uk.
I wouldn't bother to pay $59 go for cheaper one.
“All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.”
|Feb 19, 2013, 11:20 PM||#3|
they are completely different.
one is sata to sata the cheap one .
2009 model uses the cheap one.
the expensive one is ata to sata.
old mac minis 2006 2007 need the expensive one,
this takes the sata drive take is common now and converts it to pata.
the old mac mini bridge had a sata for the hdd and a pata for the optical drive.
I am certain that the 2009 was sata to sata.
I am certain the 2006 2007 were sata to ata.
I think the 2008 was sata to ata
here is a link for a 2009 optical it is sata
here is the bridge for a 2009
it looks like the one sata is a mini sata. It has been a while since I have done this. but IIRC that is the case.
Last edited by philipma1957; Feb 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM.
|Feb 20, 2013, 09:01 AM||#5|
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