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9.5 mm PATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

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Product code: IF107-078-1

Product Overview

You can now have two hard drives in your laptop! By replacing your optical drive, you can install up to a 1 TB hard drive in this enclosure to increase your available storage space. This drive also is available via Target Disk Mode when connected to another Mac using Firewire.

Optical Bay is 9.5 mm tall. Accepts 2.5 inch SATA hard drives up to 9.5 mm in height.

Note: This enclosure does not work with ATA drives or hard drives thicker than 9.5 mm.

Compatibility

  • All MacBooks (excluding Early or Mid 2009 MacBooks, MacBook Unibody and MacBook Air)
  • All 15" MacBook Pros (excluding Unibody)

Product Details

  $39.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Install Videos

 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
2.16 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

Wanted a faster Macbook. Added SSD as main drive and used previous drive in adapter for second drive in place of the DVD.

My Fix

15 minute installation. No issues whatsoever.

My Advice

Take it easy, follow the instructions.

My Problem

Back in 2010, I bought a used 2008 Penryn Black Macbook as an upgrade from an old Mac Mini that i'd just sold. I didn't want to splurge on a new MBP because I was waiting for the MBP to be redesigned (which ended up being the 2012 Retina MBP) so I thought this computer would suit me fine. Well it survived being in Okinawa, Japan and a deployment to Afghanistan and back while still kicking. When I got back to the States, I decided to buy a ridiculous HP laptop to play a Star Wars MMO that no one plays now. It was the worst decision ever. Eventually I left the Marines and moved to CA to be with my boyfriend (now husband.) I'm in school while he finishes up his degree. Money is a little tight, so instead of splurging on the $2500 Retina MBP I want, I decided to dust off my old Macbook and refurbish it. I decided to upgrade to an SSD drive, take out the optical drive, and put the old HD in an enclosure and put it in it's place. I also redid the thermal paste for the CPU.

My Fix

I was a bit frustrated at first because the enclosure I got from Amazon ended up not having the PATA connector, which meant that it was useless. I blasted the seller and the product on Amazon, returned it, and got this one instead. It's amazing. It fit right the slot and works perfectly. I would say that the hardest parts were removing and replacing the screw that holds the optical drive in place and not ripping the black tape when pulling it off the old bay and putting it on the new one. I ripped it, but luckily it went back on just fine.

My Advice

Always check things like connectors when replacing drives. I got 3/4 the way through my repair the first time before realizing that the enclosure I bought wouldn't work.

My Problem

Ich benutzte das eingebaute DVD Laufwerk so gut wie gar nicht.

Zudem gab meine Festplatte langsam ihren Geist auf. Sodann die Entscheidung: DVD raus, neue Festplatten rein.

My Fix

Mit dem bestellten Material und der Anleitung von FixIt hab ich zwar zitternd aber souverain mein Vorhaben erfolgreich durchgeführt. Alles läuft nun wie geplant.

My Advice

Ratschlag:

Man halte sich vertrauensvoll an die Anleitung von FixIt.

My Problem

My optical drive had failed long ago and after having already updated my HD to an SSD I had found the space to be lacking. My fan has also sounded like a baseball card in bicycle spoke for the last couple of years, it was often so loud that I could not leave this machine running and sleep in the same room.

My Fix

I felt like whatever guide I followed was a bit lacking. There is a screw in the regular HD bay hidden behind some rubber codding that holds the optical drive down. There is also a wire running along the optical drive enclosure that is held down with some tiny clips. I had to carefully work it free and with the drive bay in place it now floats freely in there.

The new fan is completely silent. After reassembly I was concerned because I didn't have any felt tape to secure the fan to the rear vent nor did I bother to tape it down with anything else. But the results were evident after a bit of uptime. This was well worth $50 bucks.

My Advice

The first time I took my Macbook apart I lost some screws and poorly seated some that I managed to retain because I lacked proper tools. I was in Afghanistan. This time I ordered a spudger because removing the upper case is the most tricky portion of this task. I have the cracks in the edges of my case to prove it. This machine will continue to be a super stable workhorse in my collection well beyond a decade of use. This is not an upgrade for the clumsy or disorganized, nor is it as simple as the install video seems to portray, but it is worth the trouble and cash.

My Problem

I replaced the optical drive with a SSD because the computer was getting a bit too slow and couldn't handle the software I'm using so good anymore.

My Fix

The repair went very well. I followed all the steps in the guide and had all the equipment which was needed.

My Advice

The SSD I'm now using, is a Samsung Evo 840. It works much better than the original HD and I use it as the start disc with Mavericks installed. But there is a problem with the sleep mode. When I close the machine it will not wake up again from sleep mode when I opens it/take up the display - have to restart the machine with cold start. Is this because the drive is connected to the machine with the cable for the old optical drive? Would this work if I swapped the two drives and placed the SSD in the original place for the HD?

My Problem

My laptop was running very sluggish. I decided to replace my HDD with a SSD. I had no use for my optical drive and I read online that I could replace my optical drive with a HDD.

My Fix

The repair was not bad for my first time. You're online youtube video was very helpful. For me I had to use another Youtube Video in conjunction with the video on iFixit in order to complete the upgrades.

My Advice

I wish someone told about this sooner! My Laptop is now lighting and smoothly fast and i bought my laptop in 2007! Definitely worth a try.

My Problem

My computer is old, and the Superdrive no longer works.

My Fix

The repair took several hours. It would have gone very smoothly if it weren't for two very problematic problems: two stripped screws.

I ran over to Lowe's but they didn't have any needle-nosed pliers, so I tried the long-nosed. It couldn't get the screws out, but they were about to basically rip out a couple pieces of metal that allowed me to extricate the superdrive. It wasn't pretty. I have an identical MBP, and removing the Superdrive on that was easy.

Installation with the ifixit enclosure was easy.

My Advice

Have equipment on hand that can deal with stripped screws....

My Problem

Slow startup

My Fix

Relocate HD into the optical Bay adapter.

Install new SSD.

My Advice

Needed advice out of different forums:

- to make an backup and to restore

- to create an USB startup stick (maverricks)

- to 'create' (simulate) an CoreStorage: FusionDrive

Everything worked out well. The MBP is faster and the temperature stays lower than before.

Thanks to your good mechanical Instructions on the website and the tools you delivered with the SSD disk. GREAT experience! It is a pleasure to work with you!!!!

Sincererly,

Iwan Meier.

jarrodbcecil's Story Photo #231910

My Problem

The optical drive had stopped working, and I was trying to breathe new life into the 2007 MacBook

My Fix

Repair went great! In around an hour I had it opened, replaced, and ready to go. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the existing drive to the new SSD, and then booted from it.

Boot time dropped from 35+ seconds to under 20. Transfer rates and app launching greatly improved with M4 SSD.

My Advice

There are LOTS of screws on this iFixit. Be sure to keep track of which ones go where. Also, I was left with about 2 screws at the end. Oh well!

My Problem

My optical drive died. A new one was too expensive. So I decided to replace it with a new hard drive using this drive enclosure.

My Fix

Perfect, everything just fit on its place.

My Advice

Print the guide and follow it.