I have a late 2007 Macbook Pro, whats the cheapet way to put a 2nd hard drive in it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shorties, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Shorties macrumors 6502a

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    I already removed the Optical drive, it didn't work and was wasted weight, but now I want to add extra disk space, since I have the open slot in my computer. All I have found so far is the Optibay http://store.mcetech.com/Merchant2/...t_Code=OBSXGB-M17&Category_Code=STORHDOPTIBAY

    But it's quite expensive, I don't really want to spend much more then $40 on this modification, are there any cheaper or DIY ways of doing it? Everything else I've seen doesn't work on the 2007 Macbook pro.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Optibay only works on the unibody macbook pro's, so late 2008 and up. You can't use an optibay in your computer.
     
  3. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The one I linked to is the: OBSXGB-M17 which works on the non-unibody Macbook Pro's 17in. The OBSXGB-UNB is the one that is for Unibodies, but I am looking for a cheaper alternative to Optibay entirely.
     
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Figure out whether you need PATA or SATA (link) and get one from eBay for $10.
     
  5. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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