Is the MaxConnect optibay drive for the MBP 15" different from the 17"?

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  1. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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  3. Mactagonist thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I trust the users here more then I trust someone who wants to sell me something! :)
     
  4. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Just curious, by installing the OptiBay, doesn't that actually void your warranty....?
     
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    If I damaged something or left some sign that it had been done, maybe. It depend how much of a tool the genius you deal with is.

    However it is so easy to install that I dont think there is any way to break something. If I ever need to take my Pro in for service I can have the SD back in there in 5 min. Tops.
     
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    You're actually much better off buying this model from newmodeus:

    http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_27&products_id=220

    It's much cheaper and it's the same as the MCE Optical Bay.

    I own the MaxUpgrades Optical Bay Kit for an uMBP 17" and I regret that I didn't go for the newmodeus one.
     
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    i second this decision, the newmodeus bay is far better, lighter and is much much cheaper.
     
  8. Mactagonist thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I have to buy a new one that looks good, thanks!

    After looking on ifixit I think the one I have now will work in the 17" just as well as the 15". All the screw points look the same.

    I'd still love to hear from someone who has tried it though.
     
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    im running the newmodeus.com one in my 15" uMBP 2.4 with dual intel 80gb ssd's

    no trouble at all...100% perfect.
     
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    I'm not sure what your picture is showing (a home made frame?)... but you'd still need some sort of adapter to be able to connect the hard drive or ssd to the MacBook Pro's optical drive SATA connector.
     
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    your better of purchasing it,

    if you want search optibay alternate in the forums and you will find a thread where i designed the connector from a cable for 10$.

    the cable works great, saves lots of money but doesn't look that great (doesn't matter no one will see it anyway)
     
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    it has the connector on the back

     

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    Does it have 3 screw holes like the MaxConnect one?
     
  15. maxb macrumors member

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    No, it needs to be modded to fit the uMB and uMBP, it takes about an hour to mod. Pics I've posted are the result of my modded newmodeus

     
  16. assisterah macrumors newbie

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    Where did you get that backplate with other 2 screw holes?
    Did you take it off from the Super drive?
     
  17. maxb macrumors member

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    exactly

     
  18. assisterah macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
    I think I'll go with the MaxConnect one since it secures better:p
     
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    the attachment point are the same, 2 near the side of the macbook and one near the connectors. If think it uses the same attach points as the maxconnect

     
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