Yeah, I had a look at those, but I'll probably just sell the hard disk and buy a SATA drive to take advantage of the extra speed. Think the disk I've got is only ATA-66 or something like that.
On a side note, this is a picture of the optical drive connector. It doesn't look like a standard connector that I've seen before. To my thought it looks like apple have made this connector in order to make it easier for the user to swap without sending in for service, or harder for the user to swap for third party products... Any help with this would be fantastic as it has me a bit flummoxed. Are there optical drives that run on SATA or would one of those adapters allow me to use an optical drive on the SATA bus?
From memory, that looks very much like the standard optical notebook ATA connector. I have never seen a cable which uses these on both ends though. It shouldn't be too pricey to get the original cable/caddy from Apple. So long as its the only one you have to buy.
Looks like it is a slim ATAPI connector. There are some adapters available online, but due to it being right next to the airport slot, I'd rather not risk the orientation being the wrong way round on it. Good news is however that Apple do have male-male cables for this port as it is also used in the current iBook. Have a look here! If I'm not mistaken, thats one of the cables I'm looking for right there
So far so good then. Motherboard gets here tomorrow or Monday, and I should be able to get a cable for the optical drive relatively easily. I'll try a few local shops, but otherwise I'll have to find one online somewhere. Biggest problem is still going to be the Power Supply. Might have to resory to just buying one of the stock Apple parts. It will be about £40 more than I could get away with by using a stock PC part, but for peace of mind it might be worth it... That is unless anyone could get me the pin out
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