New Optical Drive Required - HELP!!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Beanoir, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

    Beanoir

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of upgrading some of the internals in my Mini (Its a 1.83Ghz Core Duo Mini), i've bought a new Intel SSD, intend to upgrade the processor and add some more RAM.

    However the main reason I started out on this path is because my optical drive (Mashita) is bust and I need to replace that too, question is, there seems to be a plethora of different options out there and i'm not sure which drive I should be trying to source. So questions are:

    - Can I use a slim one (9mm?) or do I have to stick to the 12.7mm versions.
    - What connection does the Mini use for it's optical drive
    - Is there a particular model that people recommend fitting to this model of Mac Mini.

    Appreciate all responses, thanks! :)

    Nick
     
  2. scott.n macrumors 6502

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    Have you considered adding a 2nd HDD (using an OptiBay) instead of replacing the optical drive?
     
  3. Beanoir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Beanoir

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    Well I've got an external HDD already, i'd rather for reasons of keeping items on the desk down to a minimum replace the internal optical drive if at all possible. Good idea though!
     
  4. Beanoir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Beanoir

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    I'm still not sure which optical drive I need to replace the one in my mini, can anybody help?

    Cheers
     

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