Anyone install a hybrid SSD/HDD into their MBP? Experiences?

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  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    Has anyone installed a SSD/HDD hybrid into their MBP?

    OWC sells a Data Doubler with120GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD and 5 piece toolkit.

    This gives you a 120 SSD, and you move your internal HDD to the optical drive space. It costs $280.

    How does this work for people? Is it as fast as a MBA SSD? Any potential problems with OS 10.7?

    Thanks!
     
  2. budman1961 macrumors regular

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    There are MANY threads on this topic already. Most notably the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive, which there is at least 3 discussions already.

    Search is your friend!
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    My current setup on my MacBook Pro is a 100GB OWC SSD in the HDD bay and a 500GB HDD in the SuperDrive bay. I really like the setup and in my next MacBook Pro I'll be getting a similar one, perhaps even going RAID 0 with two SSDs once the price comes down enough. I've never had any problems with replacing the SuperDrive, the only annoyance is putting the computer back to its stock configuration for servicing with AppleCare.
     
  4. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How do you divide up your stuff on the drives? Apps on SSD media on HHD?
    Do you use Parallels and can XP run off the HHD?

    How about Time Machine- does it back both up onto an ext HD?
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I have the OS, all applications and anything that I use the most on the SSD. On the HDD I have my music, photos, videos and movies. I don't run windows at all, but I do know that you can run it off of the HDD.

    As for Time Machine, yes, you can choose to backup both of the disks.
     
  6. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    How would someone move the Users folder to another drive? I know OS X Server gives you that option when you set up the machine, but I don't know how to do it otherwise..
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Why would you need to move the Users folder?
     
  8. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    System Preferences > Accounts > Unlock > Right-Click on Account > Advanced Options > Home Directory
     

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