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Hard Drive Caddy Tray for Apple Unibody MacBook / MacBook Pro 13 15 17 SuperDrive (Replacement Only)

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  • This hard drive caddy replaces the internal SuperDrive of your Unibody MacBook, MacBook Pro (13,15,17) with a
  • It can be made part of RAID array and Bootable.
  • Compatible with: 2.5"/9.5mm SATA HDD or SSD, Hard drive NOT include
  • Compatible Model: Macbook: MB466LL/A, MB467LL/A, MB881LL/A, MB240LL/A, MB207LL/A, MB516LL/A,
  • Package Content: 1x 2nd HDD Caddy for Apple Macbook Pro, 4x Hard Drive Screws
  • Macbook Pro: MB470LL/A, MB471LL/A, MB604LL/A, MB026LL/A, MB990LL/A, MB991LL/A, MB118LL/Am, MB985LL/A,
  • MB700LL/A, MB721LL/A, MB723LL/A, MB724LL/A, MB725LL/A (Early 2011)
  • High performance SATA hard drive providing up to 500GB of additional internal hard drive space.
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Hard Drive Caddy Tray for Apple Unibody MacBook / MacBook Pro 13 15 17 SuperDrive (Replacement Only) + Micro SATA Cables - Super Slim USB SATA External Slot in DVD Burner Case + Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW
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  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0058AH2US
  • Item model number: RH16-BT-FBA1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (690 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Important note:

This item only fits unibody models (Late 2008/Early 2009/Mid 2009/Late 2009/Early 2010/Mid 2010)
It doesn't fit non-unibody models.
It doesn't fit PowerBook G4 ,Mac mini and iMac
It does not fit early 2011 Macbook Pro 13"



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Customer Reviews

This works perfect with my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro 15" [MBP].
D
It includes a pair of screws to hold the hard drive to the bay caddy but I didn't need them as the fit was good.
J. Thoms
Do NOT spend your money on the OWC Data Doubler or MCE OptiBay!!!
Tricia Stevens

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98 of 103 people found the following review helpful By James Li on September 1, 2011
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I decided to add an SSD to my mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro. I didn't want to shell out $200+ for an SSD with decent capacity, so I decided to swap out my SuperDrive for the OEM HDD.

I read the reviews of the other hard drive caddies not specifically designed for the MBP. The general feedback for those products was 1) you needed to pry off a piece of plastic to get it to fit in the MBP and 2) there's nothing securing the caddy to the case. Folks were generally OK with all that because those products were a fraction of the price of an OptiBay or Data Doubler. I decided to give this product a try (for a couple of dollars more than the generic caddies), and I'm glad I did!

This caddy actually fits the MBP! I mounted the HDD to the caddy using the screw holes underneath the HDD and the included screws. I needed to transfer a small bracket from the SuperDrive to the caddy. Once that was done, I reassembled my MBP with the caddy using the same screws and screw holes that the SuperDrive used. The only exceptions were two screws along the MBP case edge where I needed to use the slightly longer screws that came with the caddy instead of the originals. Everything worked out like a charm!

***Update Nov 2012***
As you might have heard, Apple introduced a feature called Fusion Drive that automatically (automagically?) manages your data between an SSD and an HDD to maximize performance. An internet user was apparently able to tweak this feature in Mountain Lion to work with our aftermarket SSD + HDD setups. NOTE: I do not know this person, and I have not tried this myself. I am just posting this link here in case others are curious.

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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By John H on November 30, 2011
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I ordered this caddy a day after my SSD. The SSD shipped from (Newegg) CA to AZ and the caddy shipped from NY to AZ. They both arrived on the same day: So impressive shipping time.

There's really not much to say other than this caddy fit perfectly in place of an optical drive in an early 2009 17" Macbook Pro. No cutting, trimming, or other mods. It just worked. I spent quite a bit of time searching for a caddy to hold my Momentus XT when I replaced it as a boot drive with a Force GT. From a fitment and price standpoint, I don't think you can beat the deal on this caddy.

iFixit has an optical drive replacement guide. You only need to follow about half the steps in that guide:

1) Remove the bottom of the laptop
2) Unscrew three mounting screws on optical bay. I highly recommend using a magnetic screwdriver for this step. You DO NOT want to drop those little screws down the front side of the optical drive.
3) Unscrew the black harness on the optical drive surface (2 small screws).
4) Remove the silver foam block.
5) Remove the drive by lifting the edge closest to the front of the laptop up and slide the drive toward the front of the machine. Be careful to gently raise the black wire harness out of the way.
6) Remove the back end mounting point from the optical drive and mount it on the caddy.
7) Reverse the process to re-assemble.

The whole job took me about 10 minutes.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Cory Li on November 21, 2011
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Bought this item after all the reviews lamenting that the other caddies didn't fit.

Was quite pleased when everything fit snugly into my early 2011 MBP. Installation took a bit (requiring careful review of the ifixit teardown instructions) but was worth it in the end. Now I have a nice 750GB drive to supplement my tiny SSD boot drive.

Been using the caddy for a few weeks now, and everything is just awesome.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Cassidy on May 4, 2012
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I bought this for my new MacBook Pro 17" (late 2011 model) to move the stock 750GB HD to the optical bay and put a new SSD (Sata III) in the main bay. It works perfectly for installing the optical bay drive.

FYI, if you're installing a SSD in a late 2011 MBP 15" or 17", do not put a SSD (Sata III) in the optical bay because there is a known issue with this (13" works fine however). I'd go a step further and say don't put any SSD in the optical bay (including Sata II which doesn't have the issue of sata III in this bay) if your using it as your boot drive (which is what you want to use it for) because it will have sleep issues. The laptop knows the main bay as the boot drive, so it needs to be there to work optimally.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Nung Bedell on July 13, 2013
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This caddy fit well in my late 2011 MBP 15". I had trouble setting the partition table at first but it finally took. I was able to read and write small groups of files, but fails when reading or writing for long periods 40Mb+ It took me a while to diagnose whether it was the drive or the caddy, and after having the caddy past the return date, I am writing to definitively state that the caddy is the cause of all my read write errors. Two sample drives, and when I use the same drives with a SATA to USB I am able to partition and sustain read/writes.

I am thinking the problem is either with the caddy or the Apple SATA control for the optical bay. I've heard of people with SSD issues in the optical bay, but I've tried conventional and SSD HDDs.

I ordered an OWC for 4X the price and will see if it is the bay or the caddy.

I got the OWC caddy today, and installed it. Right from the start, the new caddy worked like a charm, albeit 4x the cost. I ran disk speed tests; which would not run with this product. I guess you get what you pay for.
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