Convert macbook internal dvd drive to external?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drive88mph, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. drive88mph macrumors newbie

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    hi guys

    i just removed my internal dvd drive to install an extra hdd to my macbook pro, but i want to give some use to my removed internal dvd drive by making it external, is this possible? which would be the ideal enclosure to do so? (by looks, size, portability)

    thanks
     
  2. drive88mph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow...didnt know it was that easy...so basically i need a 9.5mm with sata connection?
     
  3. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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  4. drive88mph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well guys just to let you know, i found out from an ebay seller that some enclosures are not MAc compatible....weird
     
  5. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    I would recommend OWC's (www.macsales.com) enclosures, they sell a variety based on your needs. I use an inexpensive USB one that I now use to create a bootable clone, the disk inside is my MBP's original HD.
     
  6. stevebucknor1 macrumors newbie

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    dvd drive

    I just removed my internal dvd drive to install an extra my macbook pro. This is the advantage to get the external drive by removing the internal drive. So we can replace by it and get the facility to assemble it.
     

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