late 2007-early 2008 MBP HDD installation/conection Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by idexo, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. idexo macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2013

    My old mbp had a broken superdrive so i wanted to change to a HDD caddy but i realized that superdrive is not sATA. what can i do? is there a caddy for this? what does the old connection called? i suppose i can't find a sATA to mainboard cable, but maybe a supported caddy

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  2. mikentosh2003 macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2007
    North SoCal
    Other World Computing ( sells a 'caddy' for older macs. I have and '07 MBP and looked into it.

    I chatted with tech support, and if I remember correctly, macbook pro's up until macbookpro5,1 (mine is a MacBook Pro 3,1) have an ATA connection for the optical drive. They sell a caddy with ATA connection, but it's $99. The sata type is around $20-$30, I think.

    If you go to OWC and try to find the ATA caddy, its hard to find. I couldn't find it anyways. I had to ask about it and they sent me a link.

    hope this helps
  3. jruschme macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2011
    Brick, NJ
    It looks like something like this would work nicely.

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