Unibody Laptop Dual Drive

$24.95

Product code: IF107-080

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Unibody Laptop Dual Drive

$24.95

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 - not for ATA drives or hard drives thicker than 9.5 mm
  • 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

$34.95 Upgrade Kit

 

Condition:

New

$24.95 Enclosure Only

 

Condition:

New

 

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 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 Pro 17" Unibody

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Difficult

 

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

Nuka Kola's Story Photo #901535

My Problem

Started running out of space. Plus, I wanted a performance boost delivered by an SSD. Got myself a 1TB Samsung 850 Pro. Moved my 750GB 5200RPM HDD to the drive bay.

My Fix

Swapping components is very easy. The only "difficulty" was putting the enclosure with its HDD back in place, as the space for the two screws next to the unibody edge is very tight. It almost felt like the hard drive was too thick for the enclosure, but upon closer inspection, it was a %#*@ perfect fit. If you have an HDD thicker than what the 750GB one measures, you may not be able to make it fit!

My Advice

I would suggest using magnetic tools so you don't drop the screws and if you do, they will be easy to retrieve. It's not terrible if you don't have them, however (:

Also, when putting the screws in, it seems like they don't "fit" next to the enclosure, and that the top of the screw is scratching the enclosure while turning. This may be the case, but try and insert the screws into the enclosure's mounting brackets before putting the enclosure into the laptop; that way you will have gotten the screw past the tightest space. Anyhow, hope this is halfway clear and helps!

Aral's Story Photo #795578

My Problem

An extra hard drive sounded more practical than a DVD Drive

My Fix

I now have an extra 500GB for backups

My Advice

Follow the guides step by step. Pretty clear instructions

My Problem

My neighbors old unibody macbook was getting really slow, and the 160gb hard drive it came with was so full they kept having to move things off to an external drive just to keep the computer working.

My Fix

It went great, the guide was great. I found the comments about not removing the subwoofer cable very helpful, and did as was suggested and skipped that step. There is plenty of room to remove the optical drive without removing the subwoofer cable.

The only place I ran into an issue was when I was installing the hard drive enclosure. I used the original 160gb hard drive and it was just a little thicker then I felt the optical bay could handle, I had to apply some light pressure to get the screws to seat correctly.

I installed a new SSD in the factory hard drive space, vastly improving the performance of the computer. Since I reused the original hard drive in the optical bay, I didn't run into any issues with the speed of the drive as some have reported.

My Advice

I found it hard to find a drive that was clearly just SATA II (3gbps), so ended up reusing the original hard drive that came with the laptop. I had hoped to put something bigger in, but I wasn't comfortable with the level of information I could find on larger drives and their compatibility with the slower optical bay connections. Since I was doing this for a friend, I wanted it to be bullet proof.

My Problem

So I was having an issue with a bad sector in my 500gb Hard Drive that came standard in my Late 2011 MacBook Pro. I wanted to also to increase my internal storage as I travel a lot and tired of caring around an External hard drive. I researched several Hard Drive replacements and by far the 1 TB SSD Hard Drive that iFixit offered was superior to the rest. I also like the idea of replacing my Optic Drive with the Old hard drive as I hardly ever use my optic drive anymore.

My Fix

The install went perfect. It took me pretty much 1 hour to take out the old hard drive and Optic drive, and install the new Hard drive and Old Hard drive into the optic drive adapter. Very Simple to do with the instructions provided... now it took another 5 hours to re-install the software but the hardware was a snap.

My Advice

1. Backup using TimeMachine JUST before you shut your computer Off to Upgrade

2. Must have an 8gb or greater USB Drive to load OS onto so you can install on your new Hard Drive.

3. PRINT out the instructions for installing the Hardware and steps for re-installing the software.

My Problem

I need a second hard drive more than a DVD drive in hand for purposes of more storage and backup.

My Fix

The repair was intricate and I was nervous at first of the wires that needs to be pulled, but at the end it was successful. I now run the original 750GB drive that came with the machine, along with a 500GB SSD as the primary hard drive.

My Advice

Make sure to know the direction of where the wires should be pulled, that's a huge payoff when you figure that one out. In step 14 when you're putting the laptop back together, the three 2.7 mm Phillips screws are meant to be a tight fit, so tuck them in the drive casing first before putting back into laptop.

My Problem

Needed a new battery and it's been a while i knew you could get rid of your optical drive and replace it with a Hard Drive. So i decided to pump my macbook pro up.

My Fix

The hardware installation went smoothly...the one thing the guide doesn't tell you is how to format the new Hard drive.

My Advice

What i bought:

-Unibody Laptop Dual Drive / Upgrade Kit

-1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive / Drive Only

Tips for creating Fusion Drive:

-Create a OS X bootable usb

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/pro-...

-Create Fusion Drive

http://blog.macsales.com/17624-os-x-10-8...

My Problem

I wanted extra storage space

My Fix

fast and easy

My Advice

Follow the directions and don't pull hard on anything. if its not coming apart easy, you are doing it wrong.

My Problem

I wanted extra storage space

My Fix

fast and easy

My Advice

Follow the directions and don't pull hard on anything. if its not coming apart easy, you are doing it wrong.

My Problem

I was putting an SSD in my laptop, and used this part to transfer over all my files, and then put a second hard drive in the computer.

My Fix

It went very well.

My Advice

Don't ditch the disk dive, and keep track of screws.

My Problem

Just wanted more disk space while having ssd as the main drive

My Fix

It was good. The actual guide differed with my laptop. But after checking other guides I was able to find what I was looking for.

My Advice

Not much, everything went pretty well