SATA Optical Drive USB Cable

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SATA Optical Drive USB Cable

$19.95 Was $24.95
You save $5.00!

Product code: IF107-120-1

Product Overview

USB connectivity for your extra optical drive.

After swapping out your optical drive for a sweet dual hard drive setup, don't just stow old Mr. Opty in a drawer — give it a new life with this cable!

There are two ways you can utilize this cable:

  • Use it to connect a freshly extracted SATA optical drive to your computer via USB.
  • Alternatively, you can use this cable and our dual drive enclosure to use a second 2.5" hard drive via USB. It's not the prettiest solution, but it works in a pinch.

Note: Video DVDs will not play through the built-in DVD Player app in OS X. DVD Player does not recognize external DVD drives. We recommend using another player, such as VLC, to play video DVDs through this cable.

Compatibility

  • MacBook Unibody
  • MacBook Pro (excluding MacBook Pro Retina
  • Mac mini (A1283)
  • Mac mini (A1347 Mid 2010)
  • iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266
  • iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267
  • iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308 and 2389
  • iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374

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Compatibility

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266
2.66 GHz (EMC No. 2266)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389
3.06 GHz (Core i3)
3.2 GHz (Core i3)
3.6 GHz (Core i5)
iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267
3.06 GHz (EMC No. 2267)
iMac Intel 27"
2.66 GHz (Quad Core i5)
2.8 GHz (Quad Core i5)
2.8 GHz (Quad Core i7)
2.93 GHz (Quad Core i7)
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.2 GHz (Core i3)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.6 GHz (Core i5)
Mac mini Model A1283
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1283)
2.26 GHz (A1283)
2.53 GHz (A1283)
2.66 GHz (A1283)
Mac mini Model A1347
2.4 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Early 2011
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
MacBook Unibody Model A1342
2.26 GHz (A1342)
2.4 GHz (A1342)
 

Stories

My Problem

I wanted the speed of an SSD drive and the ability to backup internally to the replaced drive.

My Fix

I followed all of the instructions. You HAVE to read them all very carefully! Pull connections in the right directions! The physical change, removing the original drive, installing the SSD drive, removing the optical drive and installing the original drive in the optic drive bay all took about an hour.

Removing the optical drive was the trickiest part. Moving the camera cable by teasing it out of the channel was daunting but I went slow.

Everything went very well and worked first time on power-up.

My Advice

I took the time to create the image of the original drive using the recommended software "SuperDuper". It takes a couple hours to back up the drive but it was worth the time. I also created a Yosemite flash drive installer as a precaution.

Now that the SSD drive is the default boot drive, I'm taking my time deleting programs off the original drive by running them off the SSD first, making sure they function properly before deleting them. Once I have the original 500GB drive clean, I will use it as my Time Machine backup instead of my external Seagate.