NB - Price includes delivery. However, this item is shipped directly from America which means you will have to pay an import duty of 20% of the item's value on delivery.
The MCE OptiBay™ replaces the internal SuperDrive of your MacBook Pro 13", 15" or 17" Unibody or MacBook 13" Unibody with a high performance SATA hard drive or SSD providing up to 1TB of additional internal storage space! The MCE OptiBay for unibody MacBook Pro has been certified to be fully compatible with the new 2012 MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch Unibody non-Retina display models.
The OptiBay™ is a precision-crafted device which houses a high performance 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD. It is designed to have the exact same physical dimensions and screw hole locations as the original internal SuperDrive it is replacing. This allows it to be positioned precisely into the same location as the SuperDrive and to be fastened properly to your MacBook Pro or MacBook using the same screws and mounting holes used by the original SuperDrive.
Optical Drive Options
In order to maintain functionality of your SuperDrive - optional MCE USB 2.0 Enclosure for Unibody SuperDrive. Easily install your Unibody SuperDrive into our ultra-slim, ultra-portable, specially designed USB 2.0 Enclosure and use with iTunes, iDVD, Finder Burning, etc. just as you did before! The enclosure is completely portable and powers from your USB ports and installing your Unibody SuperDrive into it is a breeze!
- Available by itself for use with your own or with pre-installed high performance Hard Drive up to 1TB... or with even higher performance SSD (Solid State Drive)
- S.M.A.R.T. Status Compliant
- Easy to setup using Apple's Disk Utility program
- Can be set up as a single volume, partitioned, or made part of a RAID array
- External USB 2.0 SuperDrive compatible with iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, iTunes, iPhoto, and Finder Burning
- LIFETIME WARRANTY on OptiBay Enclosure. Three-year warranty on hard drive or SSD.
- Unibody MacBook Pro 13-inch, 15-inch or 17-inch, or Unibody MacBook 13-inch
- OptiBay Enclosure Kit with SATA Drive Interface requires a 2.5" SATA hard drive or Solid State Drive (SSD) 9.5mm or less in height.
- Portable USB 2.0 SuperDrive requires two available USB ports
- MCE OptiBay Hard Drive or OptiBay Bare Enclosure for use with your own 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive
- (Optional) Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure for your SuperDrive (DVD Drive)
- Installation and User's Guide
- Installation Toolkit
- Apple DVD Player Activator Software
An installation kit is included, but if you'd like us to fit the drive for you, please send your computer to our address shown on the Contact page, or ring to arrange a time to bring it in. Please ensure you check the relevant boxes below when you place your order.
- As with any major upgrade, you should back up any important data on your computer's hard drive before having the upgrade performed.
- If applicable, disable any password protection that is enabled on your computer, and include in the package you send us any username and password needed to login. Include the battery installed in the computer, but not the AC adapter.
- You may use a courier of your choice, but we recommend using one that provides insurance and tracking of the delivery.
- Suitable packaging consists of either the computer's original box and padding or a comparably protective package. Do not send the computer in any of the slim boxes that many couriers offer, as these do not provide sufficient protection - you should ideally use specifically designed computer shipping packaging.
* Apple's DVD Player application will not playback DVD movies unless it finds an internal SuperDrive present in the system. To facilitate the playback of DVD movies from the external SuperDrive, we have developed our own DVD Player Activator software, included with your OptiBay. This software, run one time only, allows Apple's DVD Player application to launch and play DVD movies directly from your external SuperDrive just as though it were still internal.
OptiBay Hard Drive - OBSATA0GB-UNB
Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure - OPTICALENC-UNB
Portable 8x USB 2.0 Double-Layer "SuperDrive" - SD8SLU2-D