Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:40 PM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Feb 2013
How do I use two internal hard drives in my MBP?

So I just upgraded my MBP to include an internal 120GB SSD an swapped out my optical drive for my old 500GB HDD. I installed MacOSX from a thumb drive and then picked what I wanted to have on the SSD. I want to only have the OS, Apps, personal preferences, etc. on the SSD. Music, movies, documents, downloads, and other larger files I am keeping on my old HDD in the optical bay. I now boot from the SSD. What I don't know is how, when booted from the SSD, I am able to access my itunes library and all other items stored on the HDD. Is there some way to put links in the same folders where I would normally find those items? For example, if I wanted to pull up some documents, I'd simply look in the docs folder while booted in my SSD and have access to those docs from my HDD. Not at all sure how to do that?
fbdmatt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:07 PM   #2
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island/North Jersey
You could either do the DIY fusion drive or set up a RAID configuration. I'm not too familiar with which RAID setup would do exactly what you want but if you search those two options I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.
BeeJee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:25 PM   #3
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Feb 2013
@ beejee

I think I might have solved my own problem, but I'm still experimenting so any more help would be appreciated. On my desktop, I can click on the SSD or HDD, and after clicking the HDD, I clicked on Users. By right clicking on my username folder and adding it to the finder sidebar, all I have to do is open finder and click on that link in the sidebar and I have instant access to my old stuff. So one issue is solved I believe. The other thing I want to do is be able to have instant access to docs/downloads from those two links/folders icons on the scrollbar at the bottom of the screen.
fbdmatt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:19 AM   #4
macrumors 68030
yusukeaoki's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tokyo, Japan
You could RAID your drives or just put music into your SSD like me so iTunes can see it.
17" MacBook Pro (Early 2011), 2.2GHz i7-2720QM, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD@5400rpm
11" MacBook Air (Mid 2013), 1.7GHz i7-4650U, 8GB RAM, 512GB Flash
Sony Xperia Z1 (Purple) 32GB
yusukeaoki is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grey screen at startup (even after I remove all internal hard drives) macpokerstars iMac 1 Aug 29, 2013 12:01 AM
Upgrade internal drives in G-Raid GR42000 hard drive? Chad3eleven Mac Peripherals 3 Jan 8, 2013 11:56 AM
Not Understanding New Internal Hard Drives olobmot Buying Tips and Advice 5 Jan 1, 2013 12:53 PM
Best Internal Hard Drives? Garnick Mac Pro 49 Dec 7, 2012 10:37 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC