MCE Updates Optibay Page, But Is Still Ambiguous

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  1. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like MCE just updated their website, albeit it's just as confusing:

    Communicate Natively
    Speaking of communications, your Mac won't even mind that the OptiBay Hard Drive is now connected to its optical drive connector. It recognizes it as just another hard drive connected to its ATA bus, or SATA bus in the case of MacBook Pro and MacBook Unibody systems, and communicates with it just as it would any other hard drive. Remember, you have a Mac where stuff just works!

    So from what they're saying, the MCE optibay connects to any Macbook Pro via (the Macbook Pro's) SATA bus. Explain this one.

    http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    <<scratches head>>

    The dvd drive is connected via a standard sata connector. The only thing the optibay provides is a hd holder and a bridge between the standard sata connector used on the drive and the not-so-standard connector used on the motherboard.

    Here; this might explain it a little better. (Courtesy iFixit)
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  3. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does this part vary between uMBPs and MBPs? One would think it would.
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    It does , but it does not matter for the optibay to do its job.
     

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