Unibody Laptop Dual Drive

$39.95 Was $59.95
You save $20.00!

Product code: IF107-080

Click Image To Zoom

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Add to Cart
 

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

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

Michelle Baum's Story Photo #466921
Michelle Baum's Story Photo #466922

My Problem

Computer slowed down dramatically; Wheel of death when opening applications, writing emails, looking at pictures - very frustrating!

My Fix

Easy fix!

My Advice

Forgot to make the SSD bootable before switching them out, so I had to go back and reverse everything and plug the SSD in as an USB drive.

Took me maybe 2 hours longer, but now the results are amazing!

Also, I replaced the HDD with my new SSD and put the HDD where my optical drive was before.

My Problem

Replace dual drive and battery on my MBP (Mid 2010)

My Fix

9 to 10

My Advice

Be patient and don't be hard on anything.

My Problem

Basically, because I was bored with the old system so I upgraded everything and I finally had the time - literally jumped from snow leopard to yosemite! It started with installing higher ram then figured out it was easy enough to install not just a new hard drive but a dual one. Thanks to you guys with your clear cut instructions it made everything possible.

My Fix

Everything went well. My only problem was I found a stripped screw in the primary hard drive slot panel and I don't know how to fix that. It must have happened from the last time I installed a new hard drive to replace the old one. Now I can't put an SSD in there so I just placed the SSD into the optical drive bay instead. The actual repair only took me less then an hour ( I'm a beginner at this). Installing the OS X took longer :)

My Advice

If you feel like you can do it , you can.

My Problem

Wanted a faster machine and more storage

My Fix

Awesome! liked that I had the extra screws (didn't use the spudger or the bits because I already had the pro set)

My Advice

Some of the steps were not necessary (unplug the subwoofer) while others are a must (don't tear the power CD plug from the corners)

My Problem

I wanted the speed of an SSD drive and the ability to backup internally to the replaced drive.

My Fix

I followed all of the instructions. You HAVE to read them all very carefully! Pull connections in the right directions! The physical change, removing the original drive, installing the SSD drive, removing the optical drive and installing the original drive in the optic drive bay all took about an hour.

Removing the optical drive was the trickiest part. Moving the camera cable by teasing it out of the channel was daunting but I went slow.

Everything went very well and worked first time on power-up.

My Advice

I took the time to create the image of the original drive using the recommended software "SuperDuper". It takes a couple hours to back up the drive but it was worth the time. I also created a Yosemite flash drive installer as a precaution.

Now that the SSD drive is the default boot drive, I'm taking my time deleting programs off the original drive by running them off the SSD first, making sure they function properly before deleting them. Once I have the original 500GB drive clean, I will use it as my Time Machine backup instead of my external Seagate.

My Problem

Not a problem, a solution.

My Fix

This is a very easy solution to add extra space to your lap top i did not run into any problems.

My Advice

IFixit's kit to add a SSD is a very simple add on, remove battery and bottom case and then proceed to remove old Super drive thats held on by three screws, after removing make sure you Transfer the bracket from the old drive to the SSD adapter and voila your done!