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@dchargerfan - Mike, You appear not to be using the primary HD bay which was the cable we've been speaking about.
 
In addition the tab I was speaking about is the right across the battery pull in your image, and if you scan up you'll find the HD mount bracket which is the location the cable gets damaged (HD not optical) and is the location point I pad the lid (not the clip).
 
But you have another issue here which you may have missed. If you review the [https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/|OWC Data Doubler] notes at the bottom you'll see this:
 
* '''"MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay'''. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay."
 
While the Samsung SSD is a great SSD it won't work in the optical bay. You see, it is not a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive which is what you require here. Auto speed sense technology used by the HD & SSD makers can't match up with the systems SATA speed as the controller chip in this series is in-between SATA II & SATA III.
 
You'll need to find a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) SSD to go into the optical bay. In addition I should point out the optical bay does not have HD crash guard protection (only the HD bay does) so if you are thinking on putting in a HD here you'll need to be careful! As moving the system while the disk is still spinning can crash it.
 
=== Update (12/06/2016) ===
 
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009" "Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011" and "Mid 2012"
 
* Model ID / Info: Learn how to find your Mac's Model ID
* MacBookPro5,5 | 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
* MacBookPro7,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.7GHz (See special notes for details)
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
* '''MacBookPro9,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''
 
As you can see the MacBookPro9,2 is listed as having issues with SATA III devices in the optical drive bay.
 
Yes, I paste the foam on the lid just across the black HD frame to protect the HD cable. That bracket is the most for the drive not the cable it just sneaks between it and the optical drive (your OWC adapter now). Review this IFIXIT guide: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2012+Hard+Drive+Replacement/10378|MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Hard Drive Replacement] jump to Step 5 for reference.
Yes, I paste the foam on the lid just across the black HD frame to protect the HD cable. That bracket is the most for the drive not the cable it just sneaks between it and the optical drive (your OWC adapter now). Review this IFIXIT guide: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2012+Hard+Drive+Replacement/10378|MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Hard Drive Replacement] jump to Step 5 for reference.

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@dchargerfan - Mike, You appear not to be using the primary HD bay which was the cable we've been speaking about.
 
In addition the tab I was speaking about is the right across the battery pull in your image, and if you scan up you'll find the HD mount bracket which is the location the cable gets damaged (HD not optical) and is the location point I pad the lid (not the clip).
 
But you have another issue here which you may have missed. If you review the [https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/|OWC Data Doubler] notes at the bottom you'll see this:
 
* '''"MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay'''. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay."
 
While the Samsung SSD is a great SSD it won't work in the optical bay. You see, it is not a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive which is what you require here. Auto speed sense technology used by the HD & SSD makers can't match up with the systems SATA speed as the controller chip in this series is in-between SATA II & SATA III.
 
You'll need to find a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) SSD to go into the optical bay. In addition I should point out the optical bay does not have HD crash guard protection (only the HD bay does) so if you are thinking on putting in a HD here you'll need to be careful! As moving the system while the disk is still spinning can crash it.
 
=== Update (12/06/2016) ===
 
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009" "Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011" and "Mid 2012"
 
* Model ID / Info: Learn how to find your Mac's Model ID
* MacBookPro5,5 | 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
* MacBookPro7,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.7GHz (See special notes for details)
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
* '''MacBookPro9,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''
 
As you can see the MacBookPro9,2 is listed as having issues with SATA III devices in the optical drive bay.
 
Yes, I paste the foam on the lid just across the black HD frame to protect the HD cable.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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@dchargerfan - Mike, You appear not to be using the primary HD bay which was the cable we've been speaking about.
 
In addition the tab I was speaking about is the right across the battery pull in your image, and if you scan up you'll find the HD mount bracket which is the location the cable gets damaged (HD not optical) and is the location point I pad the lid (not the clip).
 
But you have another issue here which you may have missed. If you review the [https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/|OWC Data Doubler] notes at the bottom you'll see this:
 
* '''"MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay'''. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay."
 
While the Samsung SSD is a great SSD it won't work in the optical bay. You see, it is not a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive which is what you require here. Auto speed sense technology used by the HD & SSD makers can't match up with the systems SATA speed as the controller chip in this series is in-between SATA II & SATA III.
 
You'll need to find a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) SSD to go into the optical bay. In addition I should point out the optical bay does not have HD crash guard protection (only the HD bay does) so if you are thinking on putting in a HD here you'll need to be careful! As moving the system while the disk is still spinning can crash it.
 
=== Update (12/06/2016) ===
 
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009" "Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011" and "Mid 2012"
 
* Model ID / Info: Learn how to find your Mac's Model ID
* MacBookPro5,5 | 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
* MacBookPro7,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.7GHz (See special notes for details)
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
* '''MacBookPro9,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''
 
As you can see the MacBookPro9,2 is listedlisted as having issues with SATA III devices in the optical drive bay.
As you can see the MacBookPro9,2 is listedlisted as having issues with SATA III devices in the optical drive bay.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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@dchargerfan - Mike, You appear not to be using the primary HD bay which was the cable we've been speaking about.
 
In addition the tab I was speaking about is the right across the battery pull in your image, and if you scan up you'll find the HD mount bracket which is the location the cable gets damaged (HD not optical) and is the location point I pad the lid (not the clip).
 
But you have another issue here which you may have missed. If you review the [https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/|OWC Data Doubler] notes at the bottom you'll see this:
 
* '''"MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay'''. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay."
 
While the Samsung SSD is a great SSD it won't work in the optical bay. You see, it is not a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive which is what you require here. Auto speed sense technology used by the HD & SSD makers can't match up with the systems SATA speed as the controller chip in this series is in-between SATA II & SATA III.
 
You'll need to find a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) SSD to go into the optical bay. In addition I should point out the optical bay does not have HD crash guard protection (only the HD bay does) so if you are thinking on putting in a HD here you'll need to be careful! As moving the system while the disk is still spinning can crash it.
 
=== Update (12/06/2016) ===
 
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009" "Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011" and "Mid 2012"
 
* Model ID / Info: Learn how to find your Mac's Model ID
* MacBookPro5,5 | 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
* MacBookPro7,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.7GHz (See special notes for details)
* MacBookPro8,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
''' * MacBookPro9,2* '''MacBookPro9,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''
''' * MacBookPro9,2* '''MacBookPro9,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''
 
As you can see the MacBookPro9,2 is listed.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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@dchargerfan - Mike, You appear not to be using the primary HD bay which was the cable we've been speaking about.
 
In addition the tab I was speaking about is the right across the battery pull in your image, and if you scan up you'll find the HD mount bracket which is the location the cable gets damaged (HD not optical) and is the location point I pad the lid (not the clip).
 
But you have another issue here which you may have missed. If you review the [https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/|OWC Data Doubler] notes at the bottom you'll see this:
 
* '''"MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay'''. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay."
 
While the Samsung SSD is a great SSD it won't work in the optical bay. You see, it is not a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive which is what you require here. Auto speed sense technology used by the HD & SSD makers can't match up with the systems SATA speed as the controller chip in this series is in-between SATA II & SATA III.
 
You'll need to find a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) SSD to go into the optical bay. In addition I should point out the optical bay does not have HD crash guard protection (only the HD bay does) so if you are thinking on putting in a HD here you'll need to be careful! As moving the system while the disk is still spinning can crash it.
 
=== Update (12/06/2016) ===
 
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009"
"Early
"Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011"
and
and "Mid 2012"
Model

* Model
ID / Info: Learn how to find your Mac's Model ID
MacBookPro5,5

* MacBookPro5,5
| 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
MacBookPro7,1

* MacBookPro7,1
| 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBookPro8,1

* MacBookPro8,1
| 2.3GHz, 2.7GHz (See special notes for details)
MacBookPro8,1

* MacBookPro8,1
| 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
'''MacBookPro9,2

''' * MacBookPro9,2
| 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''

As you can see the MacBookPro9,2 is listed.
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009"
"Early
"Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011"
and
and "Mid 2012"
Model

* Model
ID / Info: Learn how to find your Mac's Model ID
MacBookPro5,5

* MacBookPro5,5
| 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
MacBookPro7,1

* MacBookPro7,1
| 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBookPro8,1

* MacBookPro8,1
| 2.3GHz, 2.7GHz (See special notes for details)
MacBookPro8,1

* MacBookPro8,1
| 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
'''MacBookPro9,2

''' * MacBookPro9,2
| 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''

As you can see the MacBookPro9,2 is listed.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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@dchargerfan - Mike, You appear not to be using the primary HD bay which was the cable we've been speaking about.
 
In addition the tab I was speaking about is the right across the battery pull in your image, and if you scan up you'll find the HD mount bracket which is the location the cable gets damaged (HD not optical) and is the location point I pad the lid (not the clip).
 
But you have another issue here which you may have missed. If you review the [https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/|OWC Data Doubler] notes at the bottom you'll see this:
 
* '''"MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay'''. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay."
 
While the Samsung SSD is a great SSD it won't work in the optical bay. You see, it is not a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive which is what you require here. Auto speed sense technology used by the HD & SSD makers can't match up with the systems SATA speed as the controller chip in this series is in-between SATA II & SATA III.
 
You'll need to find a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) SSD to go into the optical bay. In addition I should point out the optical bay does not have HD crash guard protection (only the HD bay does) so if you are thinking on putting in a HD here you'll need to be careful! As moving the system while the disk is still spinning can crash it.
 
=== Update (12/06/2016) ===
 
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009"
"Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011"
and "Mid 2012"
Model ID / Info: Learn how to find your Mac's Model ID
MacBookPro5,5 | 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
MacBookPro7,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBookPro8,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.7GHz (See special notes for details)
MacBookPro8,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
'''MacBookPro9,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz'''

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Original post by: Dan ,

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@dchargerfan - Mike, You appear not to be using the primary HD bay which was the cable we've been speaking about.

In addition the tab I was speaking about is the right across the battery pull in your image, and if you scan up you'll find the HD mount bracket which is the location the cable gets damaged (HD not optical) and is the location point I pad the lid (not the clip).

But you have another issue here which you may have missed. If you review the [https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/|OWC Data Doubler] notes at the bottom you'll see this:

* '''"MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay'''. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay."

While the Samsung SSD is a great SSD it won't work in the optical bay. You see, it is not a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive which is what you require here. Auto speed sense technology used by the HD & SSD makers can't match up with the systems SATA speed as the controller chip in this series is in-between SATA II & SATA III.

You'll need to find a FIXED SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) SSD to go into the optical bay. In addition I should point out the optical bay does not have HD crash guard protection (only the HD bay does) so if you are thinking on putting in a HD here you'll need to be careful! As moving the system while the disk is still spinning can crash it.

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