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  • Will a "Apple/Mac" CD/DVD drive work w/ PC?

    So I've been looking around for a slim slot load CD/DVD drive and my search results come up with some confusing results.

    It looks like a lot of these "slot load" notebook drives are for Apple laptops.

    I guess my question is, will a drive out of an Apple notebook work with a PC? If so, is there any adapters or changes that need to take place?

    Just as an example, the following is a link to an Ebay listing for a Panasonic drive and under the compatibility it has both Apple and PC..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/UJ-875-PowerBook...QQcmdZViewItem

    Thanks

  • #2
    It depends how old it is. I know the titanium powerbook (i think) drives wont work because of their proprietary connectors. But any new imac/ibook/G5/mini drives will work. I got a CD drive out of an apple server and it works fine.
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    • #3
      They're ordinary ATA drives, so if you can make the connector work or get an adapter it'll be plug an play.
      I don't know what I'm doing anymore.

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