Anyone running 2 x Sata-III SSD's in 2012 13" Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macshroomer, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Macshroomer macrumors 65816

    Macshroomer

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    So I am ready to pull the trigger on what will be the last non-retina 13" and want to do exactly what I am now with my 2009 13", two SSD's via an optical enclosure conversion. I am currently on a 160GB Intel XM-25 for boot / apps and a 240GB 335 series Intel for storage, totally flawless.

    My goal is to get a maxed out 2012 13" Macbook Pro with the 2.9 i7, instal 3rd party 16GB ram and put the 240 Intel in the boot slot, hope to put 480-512GB in the optical slot. I have read several issues of lockups with SATA-III SSD's in the optical slot, have no interest in a spinner for durability and speed reasons.

    I want this to be my last laptop as I feel the entire realm of mobile computing will look immensely different in about 4-5 year's time and that would be my next move...

    Has anyone done two SATA-III SSD's in the current model 13" Macbook Pro and if so, what drive brands and capacities worked in the optical slot?
     
  2. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know only early 2011 models had issues with SATA3 in the optical bay.

    2012 models have none I believe.

    My late 2011 runs twin SATA3 drives flawlessly so far. :D

    Samsung 830 256GB in the optical bay and HGST 1.5TB in the normal slot.
     
  3. Macshroomer thread starter macrumors 65816

    Macshroomer

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    Thanks, I am still mulling over the classic VS Retina thing now....
     
  4. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

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    Well I have a 13inch MBP with 256Gb SSD speed, 16 Gig RAM and 1.5Tb storage all in one machine,

    And it still cost me less than the new base retina 13inch MBP with 4gig ram and 128 SSD. :D
     

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