Can I put my SSD in the optical drive spot to clone it?

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  1. eicca macrumors 6502

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    Just got a 512GB SSD for Christmas :D Can I temporarily put it in my optical drive spot to clone my main drive it, then switch it over to the main drive slot and put the optical drive back?
     
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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes of course, but since you don't want the SSD banging around while you turn the computer over to fire it up and clone it. You'll need a cage.

    A better idea I think is something like this
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    It doesn't require you to disassemble your computer to get access to the optical drive and it allows you to clone your drive.

    OWC has it for 37 bucks, but I think newegg may have them for less.
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    To OP : don't you have a USB external enclosure, or an external drive that you could open to pull the HD out and replace with the SSD for the purpose of cloning ?

    (this is what I would do).
     
  5. eicca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My uncle has an enclosure but I want to put the drive in NOW and if I can get away with just plugging it in to the optical drive bay and wrapping it in paper or something so it doesn't flop I'd be fine with that.

    Will the plug match up with no adapter?
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    No.

    As previously said, you need an adapter.
     
  7. eicca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah dangit I was half hoping that was referring to an enclosure or something.

    Off to my uncle's.
     
  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Yes they are different as you can see in attached image
     

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  9. eicca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got my uncle's enclosure. Copying now. Thanks for all the replies.
     

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