Which SSD Caddy to buy?

mortenjensen

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Mar 19, 2012
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Hi all,
I just replaced my HDD with a SSD and am now looking into replacing the DVD with a second hard drive.

What should I be aware of in terms of those cheapo caddys from dealextreme?
- some come with spikes in the side to hold the SSD.
- some not, but with plastic to reduce motion.
- some are said to be heavy.

Is there any reason to by anything else than the cheap ones to 7-8 bucks including shipment?

Like: http://www.dx.com/p/designer-s-2-5-sata-to-sata-hdd-caddy-for-apple-macbook-pro-more-121002
Or: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-pcs-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-Apple-unibody-for-MacBook-Pro-Free-Drop-Shipping/1674614635.html

Thanks for any advice.
Morten
 

Crzyrio

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Jul 6, 2010
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Hi all,
I just replaced my HDD with a SSD and am now looking into replacing the DVD with a second hard drive.

What should I be aware of in terms of those cheapo caddys from dealextreme?
- some come with spikes in the side to hold the SSD.
- some not, but with plastic to reduce motion.
- some are said to be heavy.

Is there any reason to by anything else than the cheap ones to 7-8 bucks including shipment?

Like: http://www.dx.com/p/designer-s-2-5-sata-to-sata-hdd-caddy-for-apple-macbook-pro-more-121002
Or: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-pcs-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-Apple-unibody-for-MacBook-Pro-Free-Drop-Shipping/1674614635.html

Thanks for any advice.
Morten
They are all pretty much the same. I ordered the exact same thing from Amazon and its been put in my Old White Macbook, Sisters Macbook Pro and Cousins Macbook pro with no problems so far.

I would go for the $10 ones!
 

mortenjensen

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Original poster
Mar 19, 2012
219
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Hey, I am not sure, I get you: We are talking about an internal caddy - as a replacement for the superdrive. Not an external usb-caddy.
Morten
 

hollandog

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Mar 13, 2014
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just becareful on the screws when you do the replacement.

I stripped one of the screw that's holding the super drive and now it's stuck in there.
 

awer25

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Apr 30, 2011
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Hi all,
I just replaced my HDD with a SSD and am now looking into replacing the DVD with a second hard drive.

What should I be aware of in terms of those cheapo caddys from dealextreme?
- some come with spikes in the side to hold the SSD.
- some not, but with plastic to reduce motion.
- some are said to be heavy.

Is there any reason to by anything else than the cheap ones to 7-8 bucks including shipment?

Like: http://www.dx.com/p/designer-s-2-5-sata-to-sata-hdd-caddy-for-apple-macbook-pro-more-121002
Or: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-pcs-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-Apple-unibody-for-MacBook-Pro-Free-Drop-Shipping/1674614635.html

Thanks for any advice.
Morten
I've used only the cheap ones, and after multiple installs, they continue to work fine. One thing to look for is one that has the tabs to screw into the MBP (like this, and not like this).

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just becareful on the screws when you do the replacement.

I stripped one of the screw that's holding the super drive and now it's stuck in there.
Saw this thread right below the current one.
 

awer25

macrumors 65816
Apr 30, 2011
1,081
287
Hi all,
I just replaced my HDD with a SSD and am now looking into replacing the DVD with a second hard drive.

What should I be aware of in terms of those cheapo caddys from dealextreme?
- some come with spikes in the side to hold the SSD.
- some not, but with plastic to reduce motion.
- some are said to be heavy.

Is there any reason to by anything else than the cheap ones to 7-8 bucks including shipment?

Like: http://www.dx.com/p/designer-s-2-5-sata-to-sata-hdd-caddy-for-apple-macbook-pro-more-121002
Or: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-pcs-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-Apple-unibody-for-MacBook-Pro-Free-Drop-Shipping/1674614635.html

Thanks for any advice.
Morten
Also, what model is your MBP?