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8X GS31N Slot Loading "SuperDrive"
SATA interface | 9.5mm

Mac
This 8x slot-loading Hitachi-LG “SuperDrive” is a replacement optical drive for the 2008-2012 MacBook Pro. With the help of OWC’s installation videos, you can install it into your MacBook Pro yourself!

Compatible with
  • See chart below
What's included
  • CD-RW / DVD-R/RW Drive
Model number: GS31N

Hitachi-LG GS31N Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
9.5mm Laptop
Loading Mechanism
Slot
Bezel Color
No Bezel
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
GS31N
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Physical

Height (max)
9.5mm (0.5")
Width (max)
128.0mm (5.04")
Length (max)
127.0mm (5.00")
Weight (typical)
0.14kg (0.31lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
6X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
6X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
6X
DVD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
6X
CD-ROM
24X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R DL
2X
DVD+R DL
2.4X
DVD-RW
2X
DVD+RW
2.4X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
4X

Capacity

Data Capacity
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.7GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling
No

Performance

Supported Formats
DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I(FMV), CD-Extra, CD-TEXT
Manufacturer provided specifications for Hitachi-LG p/n GS31N
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Mid 2010)
(May, 2010)
Model ID: MacBook7,1
2.4GHz
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook6,1
2.26Ghz
MacBook Unibody
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook5,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.3GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,2
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro7,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,4
2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,3
2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,5
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.66GHz 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.8GHz

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: smally
Rating: 5/5 Always a great deal August 20, 2021 The SuperDrive arrived quickly, fit right in and started playing right a way.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support August 20, 2021 Hi smally! I'm glad to hear that the Hitachi optical drive worked well for you!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: slee-29661
Rating: 5/5 Revived my ancient MacBook Pro! April 27, 2021 Installing this replacement optical drive was relatively straightforward (a bit more complex than replacing a hard drive). Works well!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Dajalu Location: Tampa, FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 DVD drive went bad July 3, 2020 My DVD drive conked out in my MBP so I ordered a replacement from OWC and it was dynamite! Great buy and fast service.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Gilby53 Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 My MacBook Has Never Been Busier!! March 11, 2020 Very reasonable price and easy to install, depending how you are with fiddly little screws. DIY is actually much easier than all the hassle of taking it to a shop. Took about 50 mins altogether to install the Optical Drive and new 16gb RAM. Together with uprated RAM, suddenly my 10-year old MacBook Pro is really working like a Pro!!

I intend next to send OWC my old 2009 MacMini later this year.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Hitachi-LG 8X GS31N Super Multi DVD Rewriter Mfr P/N: GS31N OWC SKU: HITLGS31N DVD/CD Rewriter. 9.5mm optical drive for 2008-2012 MacBook Pro. Burns DVDs at up to 8X, Dual Layer DVD up to 2.4X, & up to 24X CD Burn. Ships: Same Day Only $99.00OWC Price $19.75
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