Adding an Extra SSD to my MBP, guide?

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  1. Popis1991 macrumors member

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    Hey!
    I´m intressted in putting an extra SSD drive in my MBP, i have a 250 HDD right now and want to and an 240gb SSD to it, but how?
    Is this even possible? iv heard many people talking about replacing the Original HDD but i don't want to replace it but add a new one. i also don't wish to remove my optical drive or anything like that, i just want to add.
    I have the mid 2010, 13" model
    Does anybody have a guide or a how to video that can help?
    Or what are my options, what can i do to make this work?
     
  2. mac-collector macrumors regular

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    Yes, in fact there is a large 4 L space for extra components in every MBP. Apple just didn't know what to do with it... Of course you can't do it. It's practically impossible.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba, May 11, 2012
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    missed the ODD part, thus there is no way to put an extra SSD or HDD INSIDE the MBP, there is no space
     
  4. biohead macrumors 6502

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    You can EITHER:

    1) Replace your HDD with the SSD
    2) Replace the ODD with the SSD
    3) Get an external enclosure and use the SSD via Firewire/USB.

    As you don't want to replace your HDD, nor replace your ODD, option 3 is your only choice. You could replace your HDD with the SSD internally, then add the HDD to an external enclosure and access it when needed.
     
  5. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    Using an SSD via FireWire, let alone USB, defeats the whole purpose of it throughput-wise.
     
  6. Popis1991 thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm okey, then i guess i want to exchange my HDD for an SSD, does anyone have a good guide for exchange it?

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    u don't have to be an ass about it, i was just asking.
     
  7. biohead macrumors 6502

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    He specifically stated he didn't want to replace his HDD - I was merely throwing additional options at him :)
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

     
  9. mac-collector macrumors regular

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    I'm a comical person and I answered your question. If you don't like it, ignore it.
     

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