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    1. smileyborg
      smileyborg
      Hi Samuel, what I did was install the MCE Optibay as a replacement for my SuperDrive. Then I installed the Intel 320 SSD into the Optibay, leaving the WD 640GB HDD in the "normal" position by the battery. After reading up on which drive to put where, I kept the HDD in the normal position because that's the only place it benefits from the sudden drop sensor, and there is some insulation/dampening at that location (in the Optibay, the drive is more subject to shocks/etc). I have had no problems booting from the SSD in the Optibay on both 10.6 and 10.7. I have also been able to utilize the full SATAII 3.0Gbps speed with no issues. I didn't find much info on the net about people having trouble getting SATAII to run at full speed, but I HAVE seen lots of issues with people having trouble getting the newer SATAIII SSDs working right on the new MacBook Pros. Of course that's not an issue here as the Late 2008 Unibody MacBook doesn't support SATAIII anyways!
    2. Samuel Gordon
      Samuel Gordon
      Hi, I’ve noticed in your signature it says: MacBook Late 2008 and you use 120GB Intel 320 SSD. I use WD 640GB Black Edition now and I’m thinking about moving my HDD in optical drive position and getting a new SSD for my system. Although there were some problems with only 1.5Gbps negotiated SATA speed. Do you know about it? Do you have problems with this or do you get full speed 3.0Gbps (full SATAII)? Thanks :)
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    OS X: 2012 15" Retina MacBook Pro, 2012 Mac mini, Late 2008 Aluminum Unibody MacBook
    iOS: 64GB Space Grey iPhone 5s, 32GB Space Grey Retina iPad mini
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