OWC Data Doubler or generic caddy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zcott, May 22, 2014.

  1. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    I'm looking to upgrade the drive in my 08 unibody machine and strip out the now dead DVD drive. I've heard conflicting reports about whether a generic caddy to fit there will work or whether the OWC data doubler is much better. Has anyone any experiences of either?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Going generic, you run the risk of getting something ill fitting, I guess for the price do you want to roll the dice?

    Personally, I'd go with the data doubler just to be safe but since I don't need one, I'm not sure of the price difference. My tune may change if its a huge price difference.
  3. Maydon0z macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2013
    I have used generic ebay $10 caddies for my 13" 2008 and 2010 Unibody Macbook Pros and encountered no problems. A generic caddy will fit and work fine :cool:
  4. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

    May 21, 2014
    Same here. Replaced my optical drive with a caddy and SSD. Works just fine.

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