Any optical drive replacement will fit?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elorean, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. elorean macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hi all,

    The optical drive of my Mini is broken, so I'm looking for a replacement.

    As far as I get a slim and slot-in drive, any brand/maker will make? Or is there any compability issue?

    The only drive I can get locally is a Silverstone SOD01

    Thank you
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    I got a replacement SuperDrive by buying the external one meant for MacBook Airs.
  3. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    I was just about to say get the MacBook Air optical drive and take it to pieces.

    Great minds think alike!

  4. elorean thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2010
    Thank you

    Yeah, I supposed that Apple's hardware would have compatibility, but... it's way expensive for me. 95€ for the external superdrive. Samsung internal units would be as less as 35€, when Pioneer was distributed in Europe would cost up to 50€...

    I'm looking for a cheap replacement solution. I know that those units will physically fit inside the mac mini; but not sure if there's any difficulties (EFI related, firmware patches... whatever)
  5. motoxpress macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2006
    I would like to know this as well. My dvd-drive died in my Mini and I want to make it an HTPC.


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