There is a difference from the cheapies over the OWC products. Similar to the difference in the knock off batteries and the NewerTech.
We had way too many issues with the generic batteries and just gave up on them.
Larry does his homework.
OP we can install if you wish and provide Mercury SSDs
Apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I find myself in a similar position after having bought a new Samsung 840 Pro SSD.
Everything I've read on the topic of drive enclosures for the optical bay suggests that the prices charged by OCW/MCE are not justified. Apparently the enclosures are the same bit of cheap Chinese plastic that everyone else uses. OWC includes tools and screws with their data doubler enclosures however. What has been suggested to me was simply buying the 10-20 dollar enclosures offered on eBay in the US.
Anyone with their own experiences that can confirm this as fact?
I went with an eBay cheapy. Doesn't come with tools but you probably have your own. Just remember you need a Torx screw driver. Other than that been running fine for a year.
IMO you can't compare a cheap enclosure to something like a cheap battery. Batteries are complicated things! An enclosure is a plastic mould with a generic connector/converter attached to it. If it fits, it fits. It's not the kind of part thats going to fail over time either.
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I installed the SSD in the optical dive bay. It boots fine from there. Same sata2 speed than in the hd bay.
The reason for that is the optical bay caddy is pretty flimsy in that slot. Rather not let the hdd get extra vibration
Macbook 6.1 - Core 2 Duo 2.26Ghz, 8gb ram, 500gb 7200rpm HD
Mac Mini 1.1 - Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 2gb ram, 320gb 7200rpm HD
I ended up installing dual SSD drives in my MBP. Went with a cheaper adaptor/enclosure for the SuperDrive and have had no issues. The enclosure I got had some metal tabs that I had to cut off to get it to fit. Not sure why there were on there but the metal was so cheap and soft I could do it with normal scissors and they didn't even get dull. For the price I was happy.