Change Optical Drive for HD in MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Luis, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Luis macrumors 65816

    Luis

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    Ok, I know this is a longshot and probably won't work, but I've got this question bugging me and I figured I should ask, if just to get it off me.

    While being on system profiler some days ago, I realized that the optical drive in my computer is connected by an ATA cable and I know that older machines use this protocol to connect Hard drives. So the question is, is it possible to replace the optical drive in my machine with another HD with a bit of hacking magic? Or is it simply not possible by some hardware difference?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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  3. Luis thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Holy! I guess I was not that lost after all! Thanks for the heads up!

    This has got to be one of the coolest things ever, I wonder why it isn't that talked about? Anyone used it? Does it function well?
     
  4. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    yeah, that's pretty cool. I would like to know this as well
     
  5. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    Wow that does look real cool, keep us updated Luis.
     

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