Add hard drive to macbook pro with ssd only

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davidhaynes, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. davidhaynes macrumors newbie

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    I assume that this is relative easy to do.

    1. Machine has SSD only.
    2. Want to add a hard drive.

    Will it all fit into a 2011 MacBook Pro 15"

    Thanks,
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    need clarification...

    Do you want to replace the ssd with a hard drive, or keep the ssd in there and add an additional hard drive?
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you can replace the optical drive with an optibay that lets you put in a 2nd hard drive
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You'll have to remove your DVD drive, but yes, it's do-able, search opti-bay on here or on google.
     
  5. davidhaynes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to keep the ssd and add an additional harddrive. I would like to keep the optical bay as is (not use it for harddrive).
    Thanks for asking for the clarification.
     
  6. Zumino macrumors newbie

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    Then no, there isn't room internally for 2 harddrives and a optical drive.
     
  7. snaky69, Oct 1, 2011
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    snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Not doable. There is no room for a second hard drive, and no port for a 3rd SATA device in the computer anyway, have you even looked at tear downs or opened your computer up?
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Get an external hard drive. I recommend one with firewire 800, so you get the best performance.

    For example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136256
     

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