Ill effects of removing Superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hexley, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    I am thinking of removing the Superdrive from these MBPros to lighten them a bit.

    Late 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.8 GHz Core i7-2640M
    Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo P8800

    Not installing a 2nd HDD caddy. So are there any ill effect of just removing them outright?
     
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  4. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    How much lighter is it really going to be / feel with it removed? I think you'll be disappointed with the slight difference and loss of function, but you can stick it back in, so why not go for it?
     
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    Pro: You can go to the police and explain how someone broke into your house, dismantled your MBP and stole the superdrive ;)
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't think you'll feel much of a difference with the optical drive removed. If you could really feel a difference it would mean you computer would be horrible unbalanced and have on one side.
     
  8. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah silly idea me thinks - No offence. The computer won't feel much lighter however it will feel unbalanced. Replace the superdrive with an SSD - I did it with my old MacBook and it was awesome.
     

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