Optical bay caddy for Early 2011 15" MBP

brunelbushi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 14, 2013
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Hi all,

I've spent a good few hours trawling the web for info about adding an SSD to my mac using an optical bay caddy.
I currently plan on buying a samsung 840 series 256Gb for £119, using it in the HDD bay and moving my existing HDD to the optical bay.
My problem is that I can't seem to find (looked through Amazon & Ebay) an optical drive caddy that matches the model number for my MBP (which I believe is MC723xxx). There are loads that work for the models up to 2011 but they don't specifically list my model.
Can anyone direct me towards a good value caddy available in the uk that they have used successfully that would fit my MBP as well?
I am also open to a bundle that would include an external caddy for my optical drive.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Nov 28, 2010
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If you want one where the 2011 model is listed as compatible, though nothing changed between 2009 and 2012 with the innards of the ODD and its connections, go here.
 

NewishMacGuy

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Aug 2, 2007
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Be aware that the 2011 MBP-15 will only support SATA II drives reliably in the optibay. The issue is pretty well documented at OWC.


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brunelbushi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 14, 2013
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Be aware that the 2011 MBP-15 will only support SATA II drives reliably in the optibay. The issue is pretty well documented at OWC.


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Thanks nmg. I plan on putting the new SSD into the main bay and the old HDD into the optibay for this reason.
 

Romarion

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May 29, 2013
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I've tried 2 fenvi caddies that work great with SATA-II 500GB HDDs in the optibay.

However, they don't work with a SATA-III 1TB drive.

Not sure if 'OWC Data Doubler bundle' caddies work with SATAIII 1TB drives in early 2011 MBPS...