Non Unibody MacBookPro Optical drive Caddy Recomendation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lloyd709, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. lloyd709 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone recommend a caddy I can use to replace my optical drive with a hard drive in my non unibody (4,1) MacBookPro.

    I live in England so a UK supplier would be best but I'm expecting to have to order it from the US.

    Thanks
     
  2. lloyd709 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I have one in my MBP4,1 and I have had no issues with it. You have to remove the faceplate for it to fit, but since the MBP has felt over the CD slot, you will never see it.
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Not to thread hijack, but would you mind linking me to one for a 13" Unibody MacBook Pro?
     
  5. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Just look on the same site for one that is 9.5mm SATA-SATA, preferably with no faceplate, but you can remove the faceplate if it comes with one.
     
  6. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Thanks!
     
  7. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    I think there are cheaper solutions out there for SATA-SATA (for the unibodies). Ones on ebay can be found for as little as ~$13 I think.
     
  8. agentemo1 macrumors newbie

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    Question. What kind of connector does the optical/drive use? I am under the impression it was not Sata? I have the 2.6ghz 4,1 model. I am trying to add in a second drive in place of the optical. OWC said they did not have a solution.

    Best,

    D
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure it connects through IDE. I've opened up my MBP a few months back to change my hard drive and I'm pretty sure the ODD wasn't connected with a SATA cable.
     
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  11. chazmuzz macrumors newbie

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    Hi, found this thread through google. Did you find a solution? I have a MBP 4,1 and want to put a SSD in where the SuperDrive is.
     

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