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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Anyone use an OWC Data Doubler?


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I've been seriously thinking of getting a data doubler for my macbook pro. I use the cd slot maybe once a month, which is a vast amount of great space potential for a small ssd drive.

Search Results for data doubler at MacSales.com

I would much rather use an external cd drive for the couple of times I might need to use it in one month, and put a 40-60gb ssd drive in there for the OS/programs, than have a cd drive taking up space.

But, seems like there are no topics on it here...yet.
Anyone know anything about it from experience?

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But, seems like there are no topics on it here...yet.
Anyone know anything about it from experience?
Do a forum search for "Optibay". Just answered one post today on the same subject and there are at least two more floating around.
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Do a forum search for "Optibay". Just answered one post today on the same subject and there are at least two more floating around.
Thanks for the info, but I was trying to focus more on the specific OWC units. I saw those, but it seems like I'm reading more cases of them working wrong than right(Optibay).

Anyways, since I already have a good hard-drive(Seagate Momentous XT 500gb Hybrid), I decided to just get a 30gb OCZ Agility, and install the OS on it, along with whatever programs will fit. If this works out well, I will upgrade to the OWC ssd's. Now I just gotta wait for it to come

For the optical bay, I ended up going with this and chose the version that also comes with an external optical enclosure: maxupgrades.com: MaxConnect Optical Bay kit for MacBooks & MacBook Pros Unibody Models

This is the ssd I chose because it has sweet reviews and runs well, and I got it for only 60 bucks new!:
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

If everything works out well, I will be upgrading that ssd to one of these:
40GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA... (SSDMX040) at OWC
OR
60GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA... (SSDMX060) at OWC

Gotta get back to studying...

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