Can SSD serve as external HD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maddan, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. maddan macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    I have been reading about SSD, and I wanted to know if I were to buy an SSD from Intel, how would I install it on my MBP? Is an adapter sufficient, or do I need to physically have it installed into the MBP?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    It would be a waste as an external. I'd remove the HDD in your current MBP and replace it with the SSD. If you want to remove your optical and replace with that HDD then search for "optibay" and you'll learn how to do that. If you only replace the HDD with the SSD then you don't need an adapter.
  3. maddan thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    Okay. So it IS possible to have the SSD installed, and have the HDD as extra? Is there any way to combine both performances?
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    A SSD is a hard drive.

    If you need more storage, after removing you current internal drive and replacing it with the SSD, mount your current drive in an external case.

    $10 for USB2, maybe $35 for firewire.

    How big, how much are planning on spending? Which MBP? Unibody?

    heres a 128 gig for a not bad price:

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