Installing MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Dual Hard Drive
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Use this guide to install a second hard drive in place of the optical drive.
- Author: Jake Devincenzi
- Difficulty: Moderate
There are many benefits to adding a second hard drive to your laptop such as improved speeds, greater storage space, and less heartache when installing new software. Use this guide to install one using our optical bay hard drive enclosure.
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- Access Door 2 steps
- Battery 1 step
- Lower Case 2 steps
- Optical Drive 8 steps
- Optical Drive 2 steps
- Dual Hard Drive 6 steps
Remove the optical drive cable by pulling it straight away from the optical drive.
This connector is particularly deep, so be sure to pull away from the drive at the center of the connector.
If you have a CD or any other object jammed in your optical drive, we have an optical drive repair guide.
Make sure that the hard drive connectors are facing down before placing it into the enclosure.
Gently place the hard drive into the enclosure's hard drive slot.
While firmly holding the enclosure in place with one hand, use your other hard to press the hard drive into the enclosure connectors.