Data doubler

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TechZeke, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    Ok, so I have the full 3 year apple care on 2012 non-retina 15". Problem is I can't find a straight answer on what the data doubler does to your apple care.

    Basically, from I've seen, it boils down to these answers:
    -It voids your AppleCare
    -It voids your AppleCare only if you damage something during installation
    -It only voids AppleCare for the Logicboard
    -I have consumer rights, it doesn't void your AppleCare
    -OWC's data doubler is built to Apple's specs, so it doesn't void AppleCare.

    Which one of these answers is it? I've seen each answer equally.
  2. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    Data doubler void ANY warranty. If you did not break anything during the process then you can return it to OEM state and bring it in for warranty.

    You have consumer right, it doesn't void your warranty? lol. What kind of logic is that?

    OWC's data doubler is build to Apple's specs? Who says so? Did Apple authorize it? There are many other companies that builds to 'Apple's specs'. That does not mean it is.
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Just put the superdrive back in for any warranty repairs.

    Another option: just get a NAS for all your media. Good ones like Synology support all sorts of hand features for all your devices.
  4. TechZeke thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    You misread. From answers i saw online, they said "you have consumer rights, so there for it does not void the warranty."

    OWC says says so, and they say it doesn't void the warranty. However, they of course want to people to buy their products, so I'm not sure if it's truly reliable. Of course Apple is going to try every which way to get out of repairing my machine for free, so they aren't necessarily reliable either. And while you say it just completely voids AppleCare, there are just as many others who say it doesn't, or some flavor in between. I would like more opinions on this, but judging by lack of response after hundreds of views, I'm starting to think no one truly knows either.

    With that said, your opinion is noted.(Seriously)
  5. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    When I was a Genius the rule was any modifications void the warranty for THAT PART and any parts you may have damaged during installation. If all went smoothly during install, your warranty would be voided for the disk drive, and being only an authorized Apple technician any Genius would not be allowed to perform any sort of repairs on the second HDD. So say you had an issue with the display, that would still be covered because it clearly was not a result of any unauthorized modification. Of course, it is always up to the Genius's discretion, and it's been a year since I worked there so things may have changed.
  6. disasterdrone macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2013
    I have never heard of Apple playing hardball with this - I've had machines with data doublers repaired under warranty - Apple never made a fuss. I asked the genius whether they wanted me to replace the SD, and they said no need.

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