can the CD/DVD drive be replaced on the mac pros?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by choiboyogg, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    i found a deal on a mac pro and he said that the optical drive is causing some problems.

    can this be easily swapped out?

    where do i buy the drive?
  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Yes you can. It is just a standard PATA DVD Writer. Nearly any DVD Writer from nearly any store would work, or any other drive you want to use. It should be no more difficult than replacing an optical drive in a PC Tower.

  3. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Yes. Any ATA/IDE drive will work. You can even use SATA drives with a little finagling.

    I got a BD-RE/HD DVD-ROM/DVD±RW/CD-RW drive to put in my future Mac Pro.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    thanks guys

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