Adding an SSD

Beachguy

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Not looking for detailed info here, just a quick pointer to where I can find info on how to ADD an SSD to my 2012 Macbook Pro 15" non-retina and my 2011 Mac Mini base model.

I want to keep the hard drives since these are only 120GB drives. I searched ifixit.com and they seemed more intent on replacing the HDD with an SSD, and my intent is to have the HDD remain in place with the SSD as the boot drive.

I know I didn't look at the right things to find the right pages, so if anyone can just point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. :)
 

GGJstudios

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Wow! I think this is the 4th thread on this I've seen just this afternoon. If you search the forum for "optibay" you'll find dozens of threads with instructions, prices, recommendations, etc. that you'll likely find useful. As the mini didn't come with an optical drive, I'm not sure about the process of adding a SSD in addition to the HDD.
 

Beachguy

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Wow! I think this is the 4th thread on this I've seen just this afternoon. If you search the forum for "optibay" you'll find dozens of threads with instructions, prices, recommendations, etc. that you'll likely find useful. As the mini didn't come with an optical drive, I'm not sure about the process of adding a SSD in addition to the HDD.
I did, but I kept finding how to REPLACE the drive as opposed to ADD one. I need the storage of the HDDs.

Thanks! :)
 

GGJstudios

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I did, but I kept finding how to REPLACE the drive as opposed to ADD one. I need the storage of the HDDs.
The optibay threads discuss replacing the optical drive with a HDD or SSD, which leaves the original HDD or SSD in place.
 
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I did, but I kept finding how to REPLACE the drive as opposed to ADD one. I need the storage of the HDDs.

Thanks! :)
Post #3, click link, go to •4 and see for yourself.
Or go to Optibay manufacture sites like MCEtech or Hardwrk and look at their instructions and then either get one of those or a cheap one from eBay.

Or ... ah, I am getting tired of this.