is this drive suitable?

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  1. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    Panasonic UJ-845-C


    Does this drive fit to Macbook Early 2008 ?
     
  2. dylin macrumors 6502a

    dylin

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    accroding to Macfixit, it won't.

    http://www.macfixit.com.au/panasoni...mac-g5-all-intel-imac-and-macbook-pro-17.html

    Compatibility:

    Guaranteed to work on any iBook G4,
    all Aluminum PowerBook G4,
    all iMac G5,
    all white Intel iMac (will not work on aluminium iMacs - for aluminium iMac Superdrives please see this link)
    PowerBook G4 Titanium 667 MHz or Higher with pre-installed Super or Combo Drive,
    All PowerBook G4 Titanium 400 MHz or higher with pre-installed CD/DVD Drive,
    Mac Mini with Pre-Installed Combo,
    all MacBook Pro 17"

    you could try this

    http://www.macfixit.com.au/apple-gs...drive-for-all-macbook-and-macbook-pro-15.html
     
  3. dylin macrumors 6502a

    dylin

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    Read up, just in case you didnt see it yet lol :p
     
  4. Zotaccian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    Yeah, I googled and noticed that it might not be compatible and then I did read your reply which made me to conclude: it is not compatible :)

    Bit expensive (considering how much the machine itself cost me) if you buy it from Macfixit or similar sites, shipping costs might also be very high. I can't remember when I actually needed optical drive last time, but for some reason it bothers me that I have fully working machine in good condition (for its age) and then there is one big component missing :)
     
  5. dylin macrumors 6502a

    dylin

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    Well since you already feel that you wont be using an optical drive anymore, you could consider just turning it into an additional harddrive :)
     
  6. Zotaccian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    Yeah, when I was searching ebay I saw lots of caddies being sold. Then again I don't photograph or download movies etc. so I think I'll never use this 500GB to the max. I do have another 500GB disk which is currently being used as external.
     

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