Mac Mini Optical drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by zildjansg, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. zildjansg macrumors 6502

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    Is my Mac Mini Intel C2D 1.83ghz Optical drive the same with my 15" non-uni Macbook pro?Do they have the same mounting?

    Thank you very much in advance.
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I doubt it, the mounting system is going to be different.
     
  3. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Actually, the majority of the super drives Apple uses are the same, whilst the mount is probably different, it'll still probably fit.
     
  4. zildjansg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the quick reply guys, as far as what the "google" say,its quite the same since they have same voltage and amperage..but im just a bit doubtful if it will really fit on the mini's mounting(unless I will open both and see for myself:D)
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    FYI: I don't recall which Macs this applies to, but Apple used to use PATA optical drives and recently switched to SATA.
     
  6. zildjansg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is the mounting of the PATA from SATA diff?I mean is it the same case with the HDD from PATA (IDE) to SATA?

    thanks
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I don't have any idea. You could try looking at the teardowns that iFixit.com does and see if you can determine if there's a difference for the models you're interested in.
     
  8. zildjansg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    15" MBP non-uni's optical drive(on top) is a bit thinner/slimmer than the mini's(below)..it has the same mounting though.
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  9. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    I unserstand Mac notebooks mostly have 9.5mm SD's and Mini's and iMacs have 12.5 or 12-7mm (can't remember which) SD's.

    Don't know if this helps.:)
     
  10. brouni macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply guys, as far as what the "google" say,its quite the same since they have same voltage and amperage..but im just a bit doubtful if it will really fit on the mini's mounting(unless I will open both and see for myself.;)
     

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