Can 2011 Models still swap Optical for SSD (Optibay)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sbddude, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I am thinking about upgrading my 2010 model, and one consideration is that I could still use my SSD/optibay solution and 12.5mm HDD combination.

    I might even go to 15 inch since the expresscard is no longer the fastest interface available (esata/etc).
     
  2. laser71 macrumors regular

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  3. Benito macrumors 6502

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  4. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    Which optibay out there is the best one to get for the 13" MBP? Thanks!
     
  5. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    The optical bay is not, but the HDD bay appears to be.

    So put the SATA drive into the optibay and put the SSD into the HDD bay.

    should only be an extra 5 minutes of effort.
     
  6. Benito macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, this is the info I needed to know. I have an SSD in my SATA bay of my 2007 MBP and a HD in my PATA optibay. I'll have to use a similar arrangement for a new MBP except the optibay is SATA instead of PATA.
     
  7. deano546 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of doing the same thing, does anyone have a link to a complete tutorial of the process, I'm ok for the opening my MBP and putting the SSD in, but its the part where i move the OS and Apps to the SSD, do i use CCC?
     
  8. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    I would create a new TimeMachine profile for your current setup. Then exclude the data directories from it and back up. Then when you restore to the SSD, you restore this "Clean" TM backup that doesn't have your data. Now put your old drive in the Optibay and clean out the OS leaving only the data in the new storage directories.
     

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