ssd+optibay, upgrade to Lion?

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  1. Betooo macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone done it yet? Anything I should be worried about, or anything I need to do before upgrading? Or am I overthinking it lol
     
  2. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Did it. Works fine.
     
  3. DCWolfie macrumors newbie

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  4. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    That looks kinda shady at that price. I got mine direct from MCETech, support was great (I was originally going to put it in my Blackbook, decided it wasn't worth it), and it worked like a charm right off the bat.
     
  5. DCWolfie macrumors newbie

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    Hmm.. Maybe, but i guess it will do its job :/ But will it fit?
     
  6. murdoc158 macrumors regular

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    I got this one and it fit just fine. Delivered in 2-3 days.
     
  7. DCWolfie macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the same size. :) Hope the one i ordered works, if not I might try that one. :)
     
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    Why did you pick that $27 one? The same one can be had for $14 on eBay, however I'd get the Nimitz one for $24, as it screws down to the factory locations and the HDD can be screwed into the adapter. The one you linked to just lays down in the slot so it can bounce around ;)
     
  10. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    There's a pretty sizable discussion about this in the optibay thread. The optibay is held in place pretty well by the speaker bar, and there's really no wiggle room.
     
  11. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    I know - I have the $14 one right now. It's just that for $10 more, I'd prefer it to be actually screwed down. There's no reason to pay $26 though for the one that doesn't screw down.
     
  12. sunnyj macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
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    thanks guys, looks like I'll be doing it tonight then. :D
     
  15. Betooo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol! nice
     
  16. DCWolfie macrumors newbie

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    I really don't know anything about this, but if its to loose I'll buy the other one later :/ .....or ducktape it :)
     
  17. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    ick. in a $2k computer? The MCETech Optibay fully screws in, and it's very solid. If you're gonig to spend $2K on a laptop, get decent hardware to put in it!!! OWC has one too, I think.
     
  18. murdoc158 macrumors regular

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    The one I linked above has screw holes to attach the rear bracket (the one you have to remove anyway to fit in a USB enclosure) so it's held in place at least by one screw. I drilled my own holes to attach the SSD to the bracket.
     
  19. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    can not see any reason why lion per se should have issues with optibay - will be doing the lion upgrade tomorrow.. will let you know

    should be fine.. i would go for the smk312 model.. i have it and it beats the PIA newmodeus caddy i had before it

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    Why waste money on a ridiculously overpriced piece of equipment when the ebay hdd caddy + enclosure can be brought for 1/5th of the cost... makes no sense for me. I spent over $3500 on my 17" CTO MBP (uk price £2050) and i rather save my hard earned $$$ for a decent sata-3 ssd.

    11 months of the ebay caddy and zero problems,
     
  20. DCWolfie macrumors newbie

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    Just gonna tell anyone who are wondering. It worked like a charm, it had mounted screw holes and fitter perfectly. No need for ducktape :) It doesn't bounce ;)
     

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