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# 130781 27-Sep-2013 14:56
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Hi guys,

I was reading this discussion:

I am looking to do something similar, by putting one of these into one of these, and loading it into my Early-2011 13" MBP (8,1).

Two questions.

Minor question: I assume there is no major issue with SATA 2/3 differences? I have the latest EFI firmware.

Major question: Will a 7mm drive sit nicely in the 9.5mm bay? I have seen comments elsewhere that it 'fits', but is there any possibility of it wiggling/flapping around and causing damage or strain to any of the components? This might be a stupid question, but I've never seen one of these things in the flesh.

Any help is appreciated!



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  # 903805 27-Sep-2013 15:12
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Question 1
No problem with SATA3 drives in a SATA2 bus

Question 2
The Drive caddie takes a 2.5" drive and fits it into the 9.5mm cd bay.
The SSD you linked to is a 2.5".

Geoff E

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  # 903809 27-Sep-2013 15:18
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Hey, thanks for the reply

The Drive caddie takes a 2.5" drive and fits it into the 9.5mm cd bay.
The SSD you linked to is a 2.5".

I was under the impression that 2.5" referred to their height and width dimensions, not their depth.

Since the drive caddie accepts 2.5" drives of the 7-12.5mm variety, I assume that refers to the depth dimension.

I know that 9.5mm is the maximum size that will fit in the MBP, so obviously the 7mm drive is thin enough that it doesn't violate this constraint.

However, my question related to the idea that if the caddie fits into a 9.5mm space, then there is a 2.5mm difference between the depth of the SSD and the space in which it is sitting. Hence my question about whether or not this space allows the drive to "flap around".

That's the heart of my question, apologies if it wasn't clear.


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  # 903813 27-Sep-2013 15:26
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The drive caddie has screws in the sides for holding onto the drive. So no the drive wont move.

iFix it has a great writeup on the process and should give you some ideas on how the caddie works
Only difference is that the one on ifixit is held in place by a plastic wedge where as the titans one is held by screws

Early 2011
Late 2011

Geoff E

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  # 903831 27-Sep-2013 16:02
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Oh, excellent.

Thanks very much, geocom.

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