Avoid Optibay fakes on Ebay

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hengey, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. hengey macrumors newbie

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    Don't get stung like I did...

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    Sometimes it is best to type Macbook Caddy into the search instead of Optibay when trying to find a 2nd HD caddy.
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    And, it doesn't end there, I remember I bought an Optibay years ago for My Pismo, it fitted, was a SATA to PATA Optibay and it worked well for booting the System of, the strange thing was though that if I booted of the normal HD and copied Data to or from the Optibay the data was many times corrupted.

    This is probably not an issue anymore since there is no Data conversion needed, it's all Sata.
     
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  4. hengey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah if possible
     
  5. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for notifying.
    It is very good that you have posted this image in public.
    But, you should know that fake manufacturers are constantly searching for this kind of threads,
    and making their fake product appearance more similar to original.
     
  6. hengey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have no problem with "Fake" products being made aslong as they work. If the people selling the ones on the left made them more like those on the right then everyone would be happy. This is a caddy after all, its not something that IF DONE RIGHT would cause much risk.

    However, the one on the left was done badly and CAN cause damage and should be highlighted.
     
  7. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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    I bought an ebay version for $15 on ebay - worked perfectly :)
     
  8. robvas macrumors 68020

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    You get what you pay for. eBay has turned into a shady flea market.
     
  9. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

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    That makes no sense. The cheaper one here is the one that works, so saying "you get what you pay for" is redundant.
     

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