Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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Is it possible to use a SSD instead of my optical drive?

MacBook Pro unibody early 2009

The question is. When I remove the optical drive. Will a SSD 2,5" fits on that place? Can I use a solit state disk on the place from my optical drive.

I want to use an extra SSD for OSX and stay using my harddisk for data. I never use CD's/DVD anymore so, that would be a great solution.

Thanks in advance,


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Your MacBook Pro should be one of these two models:

  • MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.66GHz (MB604LL/A) Intel Core 2 Duo
  • MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.93GHz (CTO) Intel Core 2 Duo

What you need is called an Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

I can't tell if you need the 9.5 mm or the 12.7 mm till you confirm your model. Even if I can't, iFixit parts will know. Just ask them here:

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Hi Mayer, my model is a begin 2009 MacbookPro 15" I will ask it to ifixit as you told me. Good to know that this is possible! Thanks for help!

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I have swap my optical drive with a SSD using the enclosure adapter on my Macbook Pro. Now this new SSd sometimes disappears. I have to reboot my macbook pro, and sometimes that also does not work the first time. Any clues ? thanks !!

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Oh yes, my model is Macbook Pro 5,2

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