Weight loss program -- remove the SuperDrive?

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  1. miata macrumors 6502

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    I have an early 2008 15" MBP with a SuperDrive that I never use. Can I simply remove the drive to reduce weight?

    Seems that I would drop about 0.4 pounds. Yes. I'm aware of the OptiBays, but I'm more interested in losing weight than adding storage.
     
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  3. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    I had to laugh at the title. Hah hmm... i might go for that too.
     
  4. miata thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can I just pull out the drive with no need to cable termination or anything like that?
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    With nothing else on that chain I don't believe termination is necessary.
     
  6. David085 macrumors 6502a

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  7. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    Yeah just open it up, unplug whatever cables and screws and remove the Super drive...though tbh you won't save much weight...or maybe you will, I removed mine, but i dumped in a SSD so i never used my laptop w/o a superdrive.
     

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