What else can I put in place of optical drive?
Now the title reads: "MacBook Core 2 Duo Optical Drive Replacement".
I just wanted to check whether another optical drive must be replaced, or whether we can replace with a standard 2.5" HDD (like the standard one in macbook) for extra storage as optical drives are practically becoming obsolete.
If so, anything else we should like out for when installing the secondary HDD?
Thanks in advance!
iFixit sells an Optical Drive Enclosure for your MacBook Core 2 Duo. This lets you add in a second hard drive in place of the optical drive. Most of us here have that and we love it!
Add a hard drive to your laptop by replacing the optical drive with a second hard drive. Compatible with all MacBooks (excluding Early or Mid 2009 MacBooks, MacBook Unibody and MacBook Air) and all 15" MacBook Pros (excluding Unibody). 9.5 mm Internal ATA — 50+ available at 39.95 each.
This does not include mounting hardware & cable. Just received my enclosure. Perfect fit, but useless, as there's no way to hook it up. I guess they assume I'm removing an existing optical drive, and I'd have the mounting kit & cable. That's been removed from this machine a long time ago. Apparently ifixit doesn't supply those.