OWC Data Doubler or generic caddy?

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

  1. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Same here. Replaced my optical drive with a caddy and SSD. Works just fine.
     

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