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Mounting "Unibody Laptop Dual Drive" from iFixit?

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Is it possible to use this iFixit product for SATA drives with my Mac Mini 2,1 (A1176):

Unibody Laptop Dual Drive ?

- I did see the equivalent PATA version also, which is listed to work.



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Unibody Laptop Dual Drive


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You need the PATA version as your optical drive you currently have is a PATA unit in this model of Mac Mini (A1176). Make sure you have the correct model as the newer models do have a SATA optical drive.

With the PATA dual drive unit there is a PATA to SATA interface conversion logic that converts the SATA drive you install into it to interconnect to the PATA I/O the optical drive once did.

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Thanks, that makes sense! So even if the adapter speaks PATA to the controller, the physical connector inside the adapter is SATA?


Correct! The housing has a PATA to SATA converter (you can see it in the picture)


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