Data Doubler and battery life.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by altecXP, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    I just ordered a data doubler for a 15in MBP i5 2.53 I just got cheap as a left over at MicroCenter.

    I am also using a 240GB SSD. I plan to put a 500GB HDD in either the optical drive or the HDD bay, but how would my battery change?

    Also does it really matter where the HDD is? Dont most HDD's have a motion sensor built in now so the one in the MacBook is almost useless right?
     
  2. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I've read that the battery life doesn't take much of a hit bur this isn't from personal experience.

    However, the stock apple hard drives do not have a built in SMS. All Scorpio black hard drives from western digital do.
     
  3. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats kind of annoying. Will putting the SSD in the optical bay limit it's through put in anyway?
     
  4. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    If the SSD is a SATA 6Gbps device then yes, if not, then no.

    It's even more of a headache for the new 2011 MBP owners who are considering an SSD w/ SATA 6Gbps + Data Doubler.
     
  5. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I'm in luck its not a SATA3. I was however thinking of getting a 120GB SATA3 just for the 4k improvement, and using the SATA2 for storage.
     

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