Twice in fact. If you just get two precision screw drivers and slide them into the holes you can do it without the tool. It's probably a little more difficult to deal with two tools instead of one, but I've done it with no issues.Is it a right pain to take the stock drive out and replace it with an SSD without the u-shaped tool? I've read that some people just pull the drive out at an angle?
Anyone done it without the tool?
just replacing the drive not adding a second, so don't need a kit.I did not use the U tool, but on Ebay, you buy the cable with all tools, gromets and U-bar for 25$ and free shipping. Can't worry much with that price.
Why do you replace? Just add the second drive. Thought you had a very good reason to replace the HD, for a Mac Pro beating SSD Raid 0 config or so, but just replacing with another drive. That is waste of money, storage and time.just replacing the drive not adding a second, so don't need a kit.