SSD in Superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tjb1, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    To start off, already read the threads about the do it yourself optibay with tape and soldering...not doing that. MCE Optibay and Data Doubler are a little too expensive I think. Does anyone have any experience with the ones off ebay? I found this one and it looks alright - but because of the electrical connections and my recent ipod touch battery experience I wanted to check to see if anyone else got one off ebay.
  2. indubitably macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    I am actually just days away from doing this very project.

    Bought a G.Skill 120GB SSD during a shellshock deal the other day for $194 free 3 day shipping from Newegg.

    - Phoenix Pro Series FM-25s2s-120GBP2 SATA II MLC SSD 2.5"
    - SandForce controller. I do not know much about this but from what I read this the best controller for an SSD on a Mac
    - 275MB/s Read/Write
    - 70+ good reviews on Newegg
    - < $200
    - I don't know much about this company but I couldn't pass up this deal…

    Bought a cheap caddy on Ebay from notebook789:

    - The caddy is exactly what you expect it to be, its not a high quality part but looks like it will get the job done.
    - Biggest issue is there are absolutely NO screw holes that match up with the old Superdrive screws. But it fits in really snug and doesn't seem loose. I plan on putting my (soon to be old) stock 250GB HDD in the caddy so I might use some double sided tape.

    I still need to find an external USB case for my Superdrive. I can't find one that is (slim)SATA and 9.5mm…

    So just waiting for my SSD to arrive and I will update in a few days with experience and pics

    13" MBP, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD Current model ($1199) about a month old.
    The 10 hour battery life was well worth the upgrade from my 2.4 unibody Macbook
  3. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    indubitably - let me know how your install goes. I ordered same SSD from newegg but having problems getting it detected by my 13" macbook pro

    I didn't get the caddy but instead decided to install it in place of original 250GB HDD


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