SSD in Superdrive

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

  1. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    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 - http://cgi.ebay.com/2nd-HDD-caddy-A...C_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item4153a6191d 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

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    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.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231378

    - 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:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2nd-HDD-caddy-A...rdDrives_RL&hash=item3a5db107bf#ht_2354wt_860

    - 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

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    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


    Alex
     

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