Replace optical drive with HDD in Powerbook?

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mrkramer
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Replace optical drive with HDD in Powerbook?

Post by mrkramer » January 2nd, 2008, 4:21 pm

I've got a 12" powerbook with a dead optical drive, and I don't use it enough to be worth putting in a new optical drive. However, since I plan to upgrade it to Leopard it would be nice to have a second internal drive for time machine, so is it possible to put a hard drive in where the optical drive is?
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Re: Replace optical drive with HDD in Powerbook?

Post by squiffy » January 4th, 2008, 1:08 am

I don't see a problem from a software standpoint. As for actually mounting a hard drive in place of the optical drive, there you may run into problems. It may not fit in the same space without major modification. I have not opened my 12" PowerBook to verify this, but I wish you luck if you attempt the operation.

Post pics if you get it to work.
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Re: Replace optical drive with HDD in Powerbook?

Post by jwpacker » April 24th, 2008, 11:00 am

As cool as the second drive would be, I'd be even happier if someone figured out how to lodge a second battery in there -- one that would be in the unit all the time, to supplement the user removable one. Go all Pismo on it, as it were.
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