macbook 3.1 optibay

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  1. tcid macrumors newbie

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    Hello.
    I want to replace my optic drive for another hard drive, can someone help me telling wich material to buy? do i need a pata or sata optibay? My optic drive is a matisha cw-8221.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Can you take a screenshot of your System Profiler? I can't remember is it PATA or SATA but I would guess it's SATA.
     
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    Yes. Appears that it uses PATA.
     
  6. tcid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so can u suggest me what kind of material should i buy to replace my optic drive, and with that can i still put it a sata harddrive in the optibay? thanks
     
  7. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I went through hell trying to get a macbook 3,1 optibay.

    Make sure you get a 9.5mm tall optibay with a PATA connector.

    edit: This is what you need.
     
  8. tcid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank u2 for your help
    Can i use an ssd in the optibay or is better to use it in the normal hard drive place? thanks again
     
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    Pretty much all SSDs are SATA so I would put it in the HD slot. SATA 1.5Gb/s is also a bit faster than PATA 133MB/s.
     

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