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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Lower Case
I bought a 1TB SSD/hybrid drive from Ifixit.com to upgrade the 256GB HDD that came with MBP 2010. Disk Utility could not see the new drive on the original HDD cable but saw the old one just fine. New replacement cable was not the correct size for the MBP 2010 but worked just fine in my other MBP 2012. Put the stock HDD back in with the original HDD cable, removed the optical drive and replaced with the 1TB dual drive per instructions without problems. I have read online that the SATA HDD cable in MBP 2009 and early 2010 was too slow to read modern high-speed SATA drives.
Only glitch I found is DVD/CDs will not mount in the optical drive using the external USB cable that came with the dual disk kit purchased here. Will eventually have to find time to try swapping the optical drive with my other laptop to test internally as well as the external cable. At this point I don't care, didn't use the optical, love the two working internal disk drives. Thanks guys!
I just bought a replacement 1TB SSD/hybrid drive from Ifixit.com because the stock 500GB HDD "failed." The 2012 MBP would not read the new drive internally but booted just fine from the new drive on external USB. Replaced the cable, new replacement drive still wouldn't show up in Disk Utility on the internal bus but the original drive works just fine. I put the new drive into the external silicone enclosure and use it for Time Machine backups.
It is important to note that the replacement cable ordered from Ifixit.com may be of subtly different size from the OEM cable removed from MBP 2012. However the new drive did fit into the drive bay and the lower external case fit without any screw adjustments. Have faith and it should work out just fine.