Buying Mac Book...can I only have one SSD or HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Has78, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Has78 macrumors newbie

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    I plan on buying a Mac Book Pro soon with these specs
    I was looking at this laptop

    17-inch: 2.4 GHz
    2.4GHz quad-core
    Intel Core i7
    4GB 1333MHz
    750GB 5400-rpm1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5
    Built-in battery (7 hours)2
    $2,499.00



    My question is I want to get a SSD. Is it possible to have a HDD and a SDD as a secondary drive on a Mac Pro. I will be editing video and heard that SDD will help with overall editing times and also that its fast. Wasn't sure if I could get
    1TB HDD and then add a 256 SSD. Will 256 SSD be enough.
     
  2. Jrv macrumors regular

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    Long Beach, California
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    Yes. Voids your warranty though unless you put everything back how it was and hope you didn't leave any marks as proof.
     
  3. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Doing a dual HD setup will not void your warranty; but apple will refuse service until you return the computer to stock setup. I used to work as a tech and we never expected eom HD & RAM unless we suspected those components were at fault. However HDs were guilty most of the time.

    To have two drives you will need an adapter that allows you to put a HD in place of the optical drive, so be sure you can manage without a built in DVD drive. Otherwise I say go for it. I just ordered an adapter to do this myself; 24$ shipped via eBay. I believe the sellers eBay id is Nimitz.
     

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