eBay 'Fenvi' HDD Caddy - Viable Optibay alternative?

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  1. acribb macrumors regular

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    I want to add a SSD to my 2010 i7 15" MBP and was thinking about adding a SSD as the boot drive in a optibay-like HDD caddy.

    Will this 'Fenvi' eBay special fit in the optical bay? http://cgi.ebay.com/2nd-HDD-SSD-Cad...ge_Internal&hash=item27b4fb5d6e#ht_2623wt_907

    Does it screw in using the OEM optical drive holes in the MBP?

    I know it's cheap, but I have not had any problems with anything of this nature I have previously bought off of eBay that shipped from China. The only issue is the almost 1 month delivery time....
     
  2. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    No this will not work. You have to pony up the little more for the MBP compatible model. I made this mistake as well. The shape of the device doesnt fit in the bay of the MBP.
     
  3. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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  4. SAVAGE5 macrumors member

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    Just installed same one. Take black piece off and fits like a charm.
     
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Cheap eBay special worked fine for me too, but I don't think we needed to resurrect a 2-month old thread to say that ;)
     
  6. SAVAGE5 macrumors member

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    Didn't even notice. LMAO :rolleyes:
     
  7. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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    Well, im very impressed with my setup.
    :) as i was searching the capability for the Fenvi Caddy with the macbooks.

    found and bought this together with an air Super Drive enclosure from ebay got a deal from the seller for GBP33 + shipping.
     
  8. dualamann macrumors newbie

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    Fits, but doesn't stay in place

    Sorry to kick up some dust on an old thread, but I did spot this along the way so thought I'd post back some findings for fellow googlers.

    Just picked up one of these and it looks pretty decent. What worries me about it is that there's no way of keeping it in place internally. You attach a fixing screw from the stock DVD drive to the rear of the Fenvi unit which secures one side, the the other side (behind the slot on the case) is left loose.

    Unless I'm missing something, I don't trust this thing rattling around inside the laptop, especially when the antenna cables sit on top of it internally.
     
  9. awer25, Jul 20, 2011
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    awer25 macrumors 65816

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    I have the Fenvi too, but found that with the rear screws and the Wifi bracket covering the upper 1/3, mine fits very tight. Does yours actually rattle around or are you just saying you're afraid it will?

    I will say though, now that the Nimitz one is down to $23, I'm considering getting one. Not only because it screws down to the factory locations, but also because the hard drive screws into the caddy.

    Edit: I just talked myself into buying the Nimitz one :)
     
  10. dualamann macrumors newbie

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    TBH, more of a worry. I had the fendi installed and sitting there loose and thought "No" before yanking it. Reckon the bracket would keep it in place alright, but I don't need the worry! Found a different 3-fixing unit and will replace it with that.
     
  11. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    MBP built and shipped from China? No thanks.

    /irony
     

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