Unibody Laptop Dual Drive

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Product code: IF107-080

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Unibody Laptop Dual Drive

$39.95 Was $59.95
You save $20.00!

Product code: IF107-080

Product Overview

Replace a laptop optical drive with a 9.5 mm SATA drive

  • CDs are fast becoming obsolete, yet data space never goes out of style.
  • Adds a lot more space to your laptop.
  • Add an SSD for your OS and most commonly used Apps to drastically increase your speed, while still keeping your old HDD for capacity.
  • Kit includes a USB to SATA adapter cable that will let you keep using your optical drive after it's been removed.
  • Does not include hard drive.
  • Hard drive limit of 750GB

Kit Contents:

  • SATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
  • Plastic Spudger
  • SATA USB Cable - continue using your optical drive after it's removed
  • iFixit Tool Pouch
  • 4 mm Precision Screwdriver Handle - includes the following bits:
    • Phillips #00
    • Torx T6
    • Torx T8
    • Pentalobe P6
    • Tri-wing Y1
    • Magnetic Pickup Bit

Compatibility

  • All Unibody MacBooks and Unibody MacBook Pros (excluding MacBook Pro Retina)

Product Details

$49.95 Upgrade Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Everything you need to add a 9.5mm SATA hard drive to your laptop, while still being able to use your optical drive externally.

$39.95 Enclosure Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

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

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Install Videos

 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Early 2011
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
MacBook Unibody Model A1342
2.26 GHz (A1342)
2.4 GHz (A1342)
 

Stories

My Problem

Las computadoras de disco mecánico ya tardaban mucho en encender y a cada rato salía la pelota playera dando vueltas, signo de que el sistema está pensando o atorado.

My Fix

La reparación fue sencillísima, las cosas que compré en iFixit me llegaron rapidísimo! Y las guías me sirvieron perfectamente.

My Advice

Mi consejo es que hay veces que se pueden utilizar los dedos en lugar de herramientas o pinzas, para zafar los conectores, tendrás más control y menos riesgo de romperlos.

My Problem

The computer was simply getting too slow; I run Yosemite 10.10.3 and did lots of video editing protects running Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and it was putting a toll on my computer. Somehow some applications kept crashing and the videos would take a while to edit. Also I was told by the Apple tech that my hard drive was about to fail.

My Fix

I replaced the RAM memory to 8G; flawless. The SSD installation was a bit complicated since I used the dual drive and took the CD/DVD writer out and replaced it with the Kit. It was not too complicated if you have the patience and you like to do this kinda stuff. It took me about 2 hours to complete the process. I watched the tutorials a couple times before opening up my MacBook Pro. And it was easy enough.

My Advice

My advice is, MAKE SURE YOU format the new hard drive and use Time Machine back up BEFORE you open the computer and start replacing ANY PARTS. Somehow (this is the second time that happens to me unfortunately) when handling the hard drives; the old ones tend to corrupt and won't boot afterwards. Buy the SSD with the kit if you don't have one, plug it; format it to Mac OS Journaled and back up all you data. Save yourself a trip to the Apple Store.

My Problem

Wanted mooooar space and faster.

My Fix

Repair was fine, got the kit with tools. Everything took about a few mins to exchange out.

My Advice

Carbon copy didn't work out for me as some on Google search suggested. What did work? Just format the drive the same as our original, and then name it. Then reboot into disk utility mode which is like cmd r or something (Google it heh). Then do a restore from original disk to new disk. I had 430gb to copy so it was an overnight process. However when it does that it also takes the same name. Shut it off then take out original HD and boot into new one. Name that HDssd or whatever, then shut down and add original drive back in. Now when you boot up it may want to boot from original, which is fine. Go to disk utility and then boot up options whatever it's called and select the HDssd or whatever you called it and then when you restart you'll boot into it. Then you can format your other drive for more space.

I put 500gb ssd for primary and my original 500gb hd in optical bay. Then I have a bash script that copies my working directory (for git etc) to both drives. Just in case :) - nick

My Problem

My HDD cable stopped functioning a little while ago, and I used iFixit to diagnose, purchase a replacement and replace the cable. Since I've been meaning to replace my HDD with a SSD to breathe new life into my slow MacbookPro Early 2011, I ordered an SSD (for the boot drive) but decided to keep the HDD (used Disk Utility to verify the health of the HDD) as a second drive. Additionally, I don't remember the last time I used the optical drive on my laptop, so when I found I could swap it out, I decided to try some DIY.

My Fix

Bought the upgrade kit from iFixit, since I also wanted a minimal good set of precision screwdrivers. Opened up the laptop and followed the step-by-step instructions on the iFixit guide. It took me about an hour since I also cleaned the interior as I worked. It went well, and I now have a responsive and roomy laptop.

My Advice

Use a system for screw management since there are quite a few; all of which are slightly different. Take your time with the more involved steps making sure all cables are disconnected and out of the way before you remove the components from the body. If, like me you are trying to catch an old laptop up with the times, I also recommend upgrading your RAM (which I did).

My Problem

I had this SSD for a little while, but I knew that i didn't want to get rid of my old hard drive. And after discovering this procedure, I knew I had a new mission. 756GB sounds better than 500GB, anyway; and I knew about SSD speed sweetness.

Plus, I kinda knew that i wouldn't miss having the optical drive readily accessible in exchange for the additional space. I've also never liked the sound that the optical drive does when turning on the computer... (minor thing, i know)

My Fix

Repair went well, but I did hit a roadblock that I was able to avoid with another non-ifixit tool that I already had with me. In step 11, where it says to remove the three screws that holed the opti drive, the ifixit philips screwdriver from the Pro Tech kit wouldn't fit through to reach the screw closest to the HDD. So, I had to use another similar screwdriver with a thinner/longer stem to reach it. Other than that, the procedure went swimmingly.

My Advice

This is a good exercise in following instructions, and whenever there are comments from other fixers, doesn't hurt to review them as they may have some info that it's easily avoidable. For example, I almost overlooked the step about the screws to secure the HDD to the optibay cradle; that wouldn't have been good.

Not all screws are tightened the same, so pay attention to that. And have a compressed air can handy because it's certain that you'll find some dust nastiness... Goes without saying that you should be very careful while dusting inside your computer... perhaps look up some safety tips!

My Problem

I wanted more space in my MBP, and I wasn't using the optical drive very much anymore.

My Fix

Things went pretty smoothly until I got to one very small screw holding a plastic bracket in place. Apparently, my small screwdriver is made of harder metal than the screw and I stripped the head before I knew what was going on. I ended up grabbing my drill and drilling the head off the screw to remove the plastic bracket. Definitely did some careful cleaning of the aluminum shards! The bracket only has one screw holding it in place now, but everything is pretty tightly packed and I'm not overly concerned.

None of this is ifixit's problem, of course. The upgrade kit they provided was excellent.

My Advice

I don't know if it is possible to get small screwdrivers made of soft-ish metal (aluminum?) to keep this from happening? But it wasn't a big deal at any rate.

My Problem

I wanted faster start-up of the system and faster launch of my programs.

My Fix

Followed the directions and all went well.

My Advice

ALWAYS use the recommended tool for each step. Use plenty of pressure on the screws, so the driver gets a good grip on the fasteners to prevent stripping the head.

My Problem

No problem just needed more memory.

My Fix

It went ok I didn't have any extra screws so the second hdd is litterally being held in by cardboard slats to hold it up. (BTW iFixit please include screws in this kit. Not everyone will have them just lying around.) but they work great i put in a 120 gb SSD as my main boot drive and use the HDD for storage on my music photos and other misc files

My Advice

the device doesnt come with screws and kind of sits funny it took me three tries to settle it enough to close the back of the computer completely

My Problem

My Macbook unibody alu, late 2008, has a good 6 year on the back. A few years ago, i changes the HDD and screen unit, since it was going bad. Now the fan was started to sound like a jet engine and it was running slow, plus the battery only lasted an our.

My Fix

I Ordered a new SSD, plus a dummy for my Superdrive, so I could installe the SSD there, the SATA keep the spot for easy instalation. Only trouble was the DUMMY install, The fan was easy enough to change.

My Advice

Instead of buying the dummy switch, would i rather just do the SSD, witch gave a lot of speed, the extra RAM helps doing hard task i FInalcut, Adobe otherwize hard to tell. The battery has doubleed in effectiveness, so wait with the change of that. Nice guide buy I fix it. And when im richer will i change the HDD on my Imac to SDD aswell, its really does a lot!!

My Problem

Bought a MacBook Pro early 2011, but getting slow with all the updates and software.

My Fix

Changed the 2 x 2GB RAM Chip into 2 x 4 GB Ram Chip,

Made a FusionDrive - The 500GB HDD and the 128GB SSD made together the MacBook Pro 3 times faster...

in Allignment with a Clean install of OS X I have new computer for peanuts.

My Advice

know how to make the fusion drive, ask advise and if you have questions.. => internet