Which Optibay for MBP13 late 2011

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  1. repelus macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a MBP13 yesterday, and I would like to install an optibay and a SSD.

    I did the same in my MBP17 early 2009, but I read in some Optibays in Amazon and Ebay that they are not for 2011 models.

    Where can I find a Optibay for 2011 models?

    Thank you so much.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think the original (and expensive) Optibay is compatible
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ebay

    try using the search term Hard Drive Caddy
     
  4. repelus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I prefer no the original, it is too expensive.

    I would like to find a similar for 2011...
     
  5. mdhansen5 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't get a cheap "optibay" off of eBay or Amazon. They're usually made cheap and I wouldn't trust putting one in my MacBook Pro. I'd recommend the OWC (Other Word Computing) Data Doubler. It pretty much works the same as the Optibay and is only $65 compared to the $100 of the Optibay. I have one in my MacBook Pro right now and it works great!
     
  6. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Get either the basic $13 one from eBay that just fits snugly, or the $23 one that screws into the factory holes. Both are available from Fenvi and Nimitz (both eBay sellers)
     
  7. repelus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you mean that these ones are compatible with my MBP13 late 2011?
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    there are ones that say compatible on 2011 macbook pro
     
  9. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    here:

    OWC

    everything you will need is there.

    I have a 15" 2011 MBP 2.2 that i just bought a second ssd to place place of the optical drive.

    OWC makes it easy peezey lemon squeezey

    or did you actually need the drive? b/c how and why did you buy MBP without a drive if thats the case
     

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