Just got my Nimitz Caddy & 8GB Corsair Ram today..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blkonblk17, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

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    Just got it my Nimitz today, fits great. Over all I am very happy and it works as intended and a fraction of the cost of other competitors caddys. The hard drive fits securely and I feel comfortable to have it in the caddy. I went with a 750GB 7200RPM Western Digital Black Scorpio and placed it in the caddy. I left my SSD in the HDD space. Since I was already there I took the opportunity to add the 8GB Corsair RAM purchased off amazon. Here are some pics of the Nimitz caddy and RAM installed.

    The reason I put the HDD in the Nimitz caddy is because the Scorpio Black has built in SMS (Sudden Motion Sensor)

    WD actually refers to it as ShockGuard technology which protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks during shipping and handling and in daily operation.

    WD 750GB Black Scorpio 7200RPM

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit...ef=dp_return_1?ie=UTF8&n=172282&s=electronics

    Corsair Ram

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-DDR3-...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316745229&sr=1-1

    Nimitz Caddy

    http://www.ayagroup.com/product.php?productid=18945&cat=&page=1

    $180 total (approximately)

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  2. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    I got the nimitz caddy as well and was very pleasantly surprised with how snug and secure the HDD felt in it. The screw holes to attach to the bottom of the drive seem so much better than just the ones on the side for the OWC data doubler. I used a 1TB Samsung M8 for my optical drive replacement though. It'll just have movies on it, and I unmount when I'm not using it using some scripts I wrote so its not spinning all the time. I don't see myself moving my laptop too often while I'm watching movies so I'm not too worried about the SMS.
     
  3. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad, you had positive results as well. Quick question, What's the difference going the script route oppose to going to disk utility and un-mounting the drive?
    Also, if you don't mind can you tell me how to do the script route? Thanks bud
     
  4. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    I paired the scripts with Quicksilver to create keyboard shortcuts so its really easy (CMD+Shift+E for eject and CMD+Shift+M for mount). I used the Applescript editor to create scripts that launch as apps and unmount/mount. I read a tutorial on here awhile ago about how to write the eject script and through trial and error wrote an easy mount script.

    For the eject script, first open text edit and create a blank document and name it .dummy and through the save window place it onto the root of the optibay drive. Open applescript editor and use this code:

    do shell script "touch /Volumes/Movies/.dummy;
    diskutil eject /dev/disk1"

    Save it as an application and place it wherever you want.

    For the mount script, open applescript editor and use:

    do shell script "diskutil mountDisk /dev/disk1"

    To associate with a keyboard shortcut download Quicksilver from here: http://www.blacktree.com/

    Open the preferences and go into triggers, use the + to add a new action and add it from there.
     
  5. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great Tutorial, works like a charm. I forgot how loud my HD was compared to my SSD. Now it's quiet again lol. Thanks :D
     

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