Data Double questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by berdar, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. berdar macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    I have a data doubler on the way from OWC. My intent is to put a 640GB drive that I have laying around the house in it..

    I would like to have the 640 as my boot drive and have Time machine back up to my factory 750 gb drive.

    Do I need to move to put the 750 in the Data Doubler? I'm guessing that i will need to reformat the 750 gb drive to make it nice and fresh for backups, but i'm concerned about the recovery partition. How do I keep from formating over it.

    I'm sorry for such simple questions, but i'm new to MAC.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. josephmccutchen macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    South Korea
    If it was me, I would have my boot drive in the main bay, and put my backup in the opti-bay.

    Why do you have a recovery partition on Mac? Are you using Lion? Just curious. To answer your question, after you install the other drive, you can run OS X setup, go into Disk Utility, and then delete the main partition, leaving the recovery partition intact. If you have anymore questions, I'll be happy to help!
  3. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    You can have either of your drives in either the HDD or Optibay, it really doesn't matter. The only difference is that the HDD bay supports SMART which helps protect your drive if you ever drop your computer while it's on.

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