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Dual hard drive installation on 2009 MacBook

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Installing MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Dual Hard Drive

30 minutes


My Problem

Wanted a way to boot into a Windows drive without having to lug around an external drive and without sacrificing space on the main drive.

My Fix

The repair went well. After doing the teardown a few times, it becomes fairly familiar.

My Advice

This model of dual drive wasn't advertised to work with the 2GHz Early 2009 MacBook model, but it worked well because the Early-Mid MacBook models have SATA optical drive (not PATA, like their predecessors). There were two small, plastic tabs on the rear of the optical bay enclosure that you can just snip off with some pliers or a box cutter (if you're careful) so that the enclosure fits snugly.

Unibody Laptop Dual Drive Image
Unibody Laptop Dual Drive


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