Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

1437 Questions View all

SATA cable for SSD use in optical bay

So I bought a SATA bracket/mount for an SSD drive to replace my optical drive in my black 2006 MacBook. Once I removed the optical drive, I also removed the orange cable that attaches it to the motherboard. I figured it would attach to the SATA mount just like it did on the optical drive, but it has a different type of connection.

My question is, is there a different cable available that will allow me to connect my SATA drive in the optical bay (because the original orange one won't connect to a regular SATA connection)?

The part number of the problem cable is 821-0408-A

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0


Please give us a link to the mount you bought.


Thanks for the reply guys. I figured it out - I guess even though the primary HDD on the A1181 is SATA, the optical drive is a PATA connection - so basically I have the wrong enclosure type. So I did a little digging and found the proper enclosure that will work with the PATA style connection.

True machead3, it was misleading from the description - I was lead to believe it would work with ALL MacBooks, but I think it's the proper one for unibody Macs and newer.


Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

I would talk with the kit vendor... if they knew you needed a different cable it should have been provided, or, made clear you need to purchase it.

If this answer is acceptable please remember to return and mark it.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Add your answer

Mark will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 446