MacBook Pro and OWC Data Doubler

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hulugu, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

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    Has anyone installed the Data Doubler kit from OWC in a MacBook Pro?

    Curious to hear results and experience and if anyone installed one of the hard drive and SSD kits.
     
  2. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    I have not used one before however, I wanted to point out (If money is an issue) that you can get a cheap copy of one on eBay or amazon for about $10. I used it for a SSD/HDD combo in my MBP and it works perfectly.
     
  3. Cassady macrumors 6502a

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    MacBook Pro and OWC Data Doubler

    I have mine running my original HDD in the optibay, with Crucial M500 in the HDD slot. Have a mid-2012 i5 MBP, that was giving problems with the SSD in the optibay. Swapped them around - all golden.

    Data-doubler is very solidly manufactured. Included a good quality screw-set with plastic "lifters", which was a very useful touch. Can really recommend it - although, to be fair - since I haven't tried any of the cheap generics, maybe they might work as well...
     
  4. hulugu thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Did you see an increase in performance from the SSD?
     
  5. Cassady macrumors 6502a

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    Like I couldn't believe. One reads about the difference a SSD makes from other users on forums like these - but until you get to experience it yourself - you don't really get what it entails... Recommended without a shadow of doubt.
     
  6. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502

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    I installed mine a few weeks ago. It was easy, and the kit is of very good quality. i bought the kit with a OWC 120GB SSD (3G), as they (OWC) don´t recommend SSD 6G in my 2011 MBP.
    The new SSD is used for Parallels (Windows 7), and it´s fast, very fast.
     

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