Help!: Proprietary SATA hard drive cable?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Macint0sh, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Macint0sh macrumors newbie

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    I want to install my newly bought SSD in my 2011 Mac Mini but I can't find the "proprietary SATA hard drive cable", shock-absorbing mounting grommets and mounting screws here in Europe.

    I don't want to buy it from iFixit for $145 including shipping and import duties.

    Help!
     
  2. nkawal macrumors regular

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    ebay has the cable.

    922-1560
    076-1391

    those are the part #'s.
     
  3. eutexian, Feb 3, 2012
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    eutexian macrumors regular

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    If you happen to be in the UK.. you can buy them from

    http://tinyurl.com/75w44l3

    midway down the page. for the cable.. other parts. email and ask.
     
  4. Macint0sh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't want to import outside Europe but thanks anyway.

    Thanks, but £86 is "close" to $145.

    :)
     
  5. eutexian macrumors regular

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    £86? where does that price come from? the 'upper' lead.. which I think is the one you need is £38.
     
  6. Macint0sh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cable: €55.75 incl. VAT
    Screws & grommets: 17.44 incl. VAT
    Shipping: 26.19 incl. VAT
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    €99.38 roughly £86

    :)
     
  7. eutexian macrumors regular

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    ah.. you price the items in euros.. so you're not in the UK. I did say in my post 'If you happen to be in the UK'

    Anyway.. if you want to do this NOW.. then looking at the lack of responses you have three choices. pay the price.. or use the SSD as an external... or just swap it for the original HDD. which will cost you next to nothing.. all you'll need is a HDD external case.. so you can transfer your data and OS-X.

    Me? I'll wait until the end of the year. And see what prices are like then for a 256 or 500gig SSD.

    I must say it does strike me as a bit odd to buy an SSD - before you've sourced the cables you need to fit it. That seems just a little back to front.
     

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