Can someone explain why Macbook's are "so superior". I've been having nothing but trouble with mine. My MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857 optical drive is, for lack of a better word, garbage. DVD technology was around in 1995...here we are close to 15 years later and Apple can't supply a working one in the most expensive laptop I've ever owned? I'm obviously upset, mostly because I ordered a new drive from ebay waited 2 weeks for it to arrive, pulled apart my entire Macbook and the ribbon connector doesn't fit into the new drive I purchased. I'm here to try to repair my ignorance on the subject of optical drives and their ribbon connectors. According to the ebay ad, this drive should be compatible with a Macbook. The new drive I purchased is SuperDrive HL GS21N. I didn't realize that my original optical drive interface is ATAPI and the new one is SATA. Can I buy a new ribbon to use this new Superdrive? Does such a thing exist? Do I need to replace my original drive with another Matshita? Thanks!