Is It Possible to Replace the SuperDrive with a 3.5'' SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nonamelive, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. nonamelive, Mar 29, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011

    nonamelive macrumors member


    Aug 7, 2009
    San Francisco
    Hi all,

    I recently bought a new MacBook Pro 17'' (Early 2011). I want to replace the HDD with a SSD, but I accidentally bought a 3.5'' SSD, not 2.5'', which can not be returned to the retailer for some reason. Is it possible to replace the SuperDrive in the MacBook Pro with a 3.5'' SSD?

    This is the link of my SSD:

    Thank you in advance!

  2. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    no, a 3.5" drive will not physically fit in the space.
  3. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    Even if it fits, I would not wanna imagine the weight on a 17" MBP.... :eek::eek::eek:
  4. zincaloy macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    No. The 3,5 inch harddisk is already thicker than your macbook.

    Or you can make it a fun DIY project, adding about 2 inches of thickness to your macbook and a lot of ducttape to hold it together.

    Though i have concerns about the power. 2,5 inch only consumes about 5V wheras 3,5 easily takes 9 or 12V or something. Probably won't even get it booted.

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