2-HDD BlackBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by du0wow, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. du0wow macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently rocking my 2006 BlackBook with an SSD, but is there any way that I can throw away my broken ODD and replace it with another 9.5mm HDD?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes. You need an Optibay type thing. But you need one that connects to your Macbook's PATA port and converts it into a SATA port for the hard drive.
     
  3. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    I did it once, worked perfectly. Optibay is the way to go. There are cheaper knock offs but dont have a link handy. I bought mine on Amazon.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  5. du0wow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Intell, but will the transfer rate be affected much when using a PATA-SATA converter?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    When using a hard drive, you won't notice the difference. But with a SSD, you will. As the PATA bus is ATA/100 and is two thirds the theoretical maximum of the SATA I port in that Macbook.
     
  7. du0wow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use SATA for the SSD, and PATA will be reserved for the HDD so hopefully I won't be able to notice the difference. Thank you :D
     

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