iMac 2010 21.5 optical drive replacement (what to replace with??)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by suren1987, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. suren1987 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2008
    Hey everyone, my optical drive broke, i know how to fix it, i just need to replace the default drive with a similar one.
    The question is what similar drive can i use??? please help
  2. suren1987, Jan 30, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012

    suren1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2008
    feels like no one here knows anything.
    third question so far, and no one here gave me an answer.
    Had to solve everything my self.
    Well i did find drives that will probably suite the needs on ebay
    it's the same drive that was in the origina iMac

    Hitachi/LG GS23N 8x DVD±RW DL Slot-Loading SATA Drive

    but i don't live in the States, and will have to wait for a while i guess.
    here it costs $ 145 with delivery from ebay it's $92 with shipping to Russia.

    My question now, are the $50 worth the wait? it will take about 2-3 weeks to get to Russia, Moscow. And goin through mail and stuff....

    What do you think?

    i can't decide, but plan to buy it for 145
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    What about putting something else in that space, like a SSD drive? and an external for the optical? Or just an external optical? I've seen them at Amazon for pretty cheap.
  4. suren1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2008
    The problem with an external optical is that you can't use an external optical to install windows 7 on a mac, and installing from a usb flash wasn's something i wanted to do.

    So in the end i found an optical, it wasn't the exact fit, but i forced it into the space for the optical drive lol,
    works fine so far.

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