Optibay Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Giroux, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Giroux macrumors newbie

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    Hi All!
    I recently purchased a new macbook pro 15'' i7 2.2 ghz with an apple 128gb ssd. I'm looking to uprade my storage soon and have been kind of debating whether to go with just a slim and portable 500gb external hd or open it up and install an optibay with an internal hd. I am very paranoid about opening it up and trying to install it myself since i do not have much experience with taking apart/re-assembling computers. I was thinking about calling some local authorized apple service centers to see if they could do it for me. Another question I have is what kind of optibays/hd's work best with the 2011 models? I have seen a number of threads discussing different brands. I'm sorry if this question has been brought up before but I would appreciate any help on the subject! Thanks very much for reading!
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Love the one in my sig. I reviews/compared 3 or 4 and ended up going with the MAXCONNECT from MAXUPGRADES.com

    Love it and it was super easy to install.
     
  3. givmedew macrumors newbie

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    I just ordered that hard drive holder from maxupgrades are there any other parts I need to make this happen? Do I need some sort of an adapter? I have a Mid 09 Unibody 13"

    This is what I purchased

    SZ-MACPRO91S-01
    MaxConnect for SSD/HDD 2.5 inch Drives for Mac Pro [2009-2010] Internal Drive Bays: $24.75

    If that's all I needed that AWESOME. I could care less about the optical drive use I will probably never need it and if I ever do I know where I can get a usb bay for $10
     
  4. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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  5. AML225 macrumors regular

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    Does installing the optibay void the warranty?
     
  6. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    technically: yes

    logically: not really if u do it right
     
  7. AML225 macrumors regular

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    There's not really a grey area. If I optibay would I be able to take my computer to Apple for repair should I need it? Would I have to swap the ODD back in and hope apple doesn't notice?
     
  8. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it voids the warranty.

    If you were to put your SuperDrive back in before you brought it in, and Apple couldn't tell you fooled around inside, then you'll probably be okay.
     

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