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Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Can you replace the optical drive with a HDD?

With the brand new (2011) Macbook Pros, is it as simple to replace the optical drive with a HDD like in previous models?

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I have not yet received the computer but it is a 15" MacBook Pro (early 2011) 2.2 Ghz.


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This machine is still model A1286 so I see no reason for the standard 9.5 optical bay adapter not to work: 9.5 mm SATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

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