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Optical drive for mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ilovebananas, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Just a quick question. Have purchased a mac mini. Latest model with leopard, I got the combo drive model. Am comfortable with taking it apart just want to know if I can swap out the drive for any slot loading one such as an Optiarc.

    I have a superdrive form am old broken macbook but it is slimmer than the one fitted into the mini. It doesn't line up properly in the machine.
    Just want to know before I shell out on a new drive.

    Thanks for any.

    Oh!! Also can I just pop a quicker merom in the machine or maybe even a penryn?
  2. macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    You should be able to swap out the drive no problem, so long as they fit.

    You only put a faster processor in there. Memrom and Penryn are chipsets, thus you would need to replace the entire board.
  3. macrumors 68040


    No, Merom and Penryn are the names of cores, not chipsets.

    Are the Mac minis socketed, or soldered like the laptops?
  4. macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty


  5. macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    you can pop in a merom if and only if the Intel number is 7(even numer)00. (i.e. T7200, T7400, T7600). However you can't use a T/X7800 because that chip is for the 'santa rosa' socket (479 i think).

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