mce mbp raid d.i.y. version

Posted by: stoli

mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/24/08 07:34 PM

hey check this out

http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/

any ideas on how i could do this for cheaper? the drives could be bought for $4**. it seems ridiculously expensive to pay 400 for a mount/adapter. anyone else ever try to do this? any ideas? what would i need to get to do this myself?
Posted by: wei803

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/24/08 07:48 PM

Hi there,

check this thread:
http://www.macmod.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3062

I have something in my mind I will post up the details later. Maybe tmmr.
Posted by: wei803

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/25/08 11:01 PM

My idea seems only works for powerbook 12" (or any mac you found using similar adapter).
By using another harddrive cable over the optical port.
http://www.powerbookmedic.com/xcart1/images/T/t_16686.jpg
http://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?manufacturers_id=15&products_id=269
Posted by: stoli

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/27/08 12:04 PM

what exactly is the connector from the motherboard to the optical drive? anyone know exact dimensions of the space the optical drive fills?
Posted by: wei803

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/27/08 04:31 PM

Check the thread I posted earlier. There're various design of logicboard to optical drive adapter used in Mac laptops. But the one on optical drive seems to be standard.
Posted by: stoli

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/30/08 11:03 PM

so it can't be done without a soldering iron?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/31/08 03:11 PM

Apple have told me that even the optical drive cables on very similar PowerBooks are sometimes different. Normally I would assume they are being overcautious but my tests agreed with them.

I actually have some optibays now. I'll take a look at the board when I get a sec, see if there is any name on it.
Posted by: stoli

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 07/31/08 05:09 PM

hey, thanks! any ideas on how to physically mount the drive in there without using duct tape?
Posted by: johnodd4

Re: mce mbp raid d.i.y. version - 08/30/08 02:40 AM

Ok there are several things.

Let me explain.

If you want a cheaper alternative go to http://www.google.com

And search for the powerbook guy.

It is a shop based out of california and they sell drive adapters and recycled ibook powerbook macbook stuff cheap.

The issues of the drive not fitting have to do with this original issue.

When apple releases two versions of the same laptop they usually change the drive connector or battery.

A great example of this i own a powerbook g3 pismo i found out there are two zip 100 drives for the pismo.

One fits version 1 powerbook pismos.

the second fits the powerbook lumbard edition.

The difference is the drive plug only.