Modding Macbook Pro: Difference between $100 bracket and $10 bracket?

adamvk

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Question for you all:

I am going to be removing my optical drive and putting in a SSD as a replacement. I simply need a bracket to go in place of the optical drive, and I'm finding I can spend $100 on a "name brand" bracket, or buy a $10 one off of eBay? For something like a bracket, does quality matter? I feel like it shouldn't but better safe than sorry. I don't want to destroy a $500 SSD for whatever reason. Thanks!

This is a $100 example:

http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/

This is a $10 example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Second-2nd-HDD-hard-drive-caddy-SATA-to-SATA-for-Apple-MacBook-pro-9-5mm-/200725312817?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item2ebc293531#ht_3839wt_961
 

Keljian

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I bought a $10 bracket and it works fine. No instructions came with it but it is a pretty easy install.
 

Momo

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buy the $10 one, if it doesnt work buy another. if that doesnt work, buy the $100 one ;)
 

adamvk

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Ok, so it won't be an issue? Won't have slower data speeds or anything?
 
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