The Opti Bay® was created by MCE for users who want as much storage capacity inside their system as possible. Compatible with the Mac Book Pro, Mac Book, Power Book G4, i Mac, and Mac mini, the Opti Bay replaces your system's internal Super Drive (DVD Drive / optical drive) with a high performance SATA hard drive, or SSD (Solid State Drive), of up to 2TB...
or get just the Opti Bay drive kit and use your own 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD.
Plus, available with all of our Opti Bay Drives and drive kits is a USB 2.0 portable enclosure for your removed Super Drive, turning it into a bootable, portable, bus-powered, external Super Drive, giving you full CD/DVD read/write functionality anytime you want for loading system software or applications, as well as burning, playing, or ripping CDs and DVDs!MCE Technologies is again breaking ground with the Opti Bay.Since the mid-1990's, MCE has designed and engineered hard drive and Super Drive upgrades exclusively for Power Books.Many of those Power Books had what was called an "Expansion Bay" slot giving users a tremendous amount of flexibility in how they could configure and use their machines.We created "Expansion Bay Hard Drives" for those machines, (still available today), that allow users to easily replace their expansion bay optical drives with a removable hard drive.
Apple's introduction of the Power Book G4 Titanium in 2001 and their quest for the thinnest notebook in the world eliminated the possibility for a removable expansion bay...and users have been limited to a permanent, built-in optical drive ever since. While busily shipping Super Drive upgrades for the Power Book G4 and Mac Books and Mac Book Pros for many years we've continued to hear from customers who wanted more internal drive space...yearning for the old days when the optical drive was removable so they can put a hard drive in its place.We've also found many users out there doing high end HD and DV editing with Final Cut Pro and for whom an abundance of hard drive space is an absolute necessity...much more necessary than having a seldom-used, built-in optical drive.For those pro users and for users who simply want more storage capacity inside their Mac Book Pro, Mac Book, Mac mini, or Power Book G4 for their music, video, and photo libraries we created, and began shipping, the Opti Bay in 2006.