Data Doubler Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BrandonRugzie, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. BrandonRugzie macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    I am going to buy an OWC data doubler/60 GB SSD tomorrow, and I was wondering what the best way to split everything is. I have a 640 GB 5400 rpm inside already. I know I will put my user files on the SSD and my library (iTunes/iPhoto) on the HDD. I am more or less wondering how to make this set up work with the least friction....
  2. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    You could get the Nimitz caddy (or something similar) from eBay. It works just as well, and with all the extra money saved you could get a bigger SSD.
  3. wikus macrumors 68000


    Jun 1, 2011
    Planet earth.
    I got a Fenvi caddy from a seller called Segoo. I just did a test run and it works. I actually have triple boot on the macbook:

    OS X 10.6.8 on Intel 320 120gb SSD via Optibay Caddy
    OS X 10.6.8 & Windows 7 on default bay 1TB 2.5" 9.5mm drive.

    I only use windows for web development and some games. I've decided to allocate 150gb for Windows 7, 20gb FAT32 for sharing (since I'm in school for web development, I'll need a partition to be able to read and write from both windows and OS X without MacDrive, I don't want to use the software). The remaining space on the 1TB drive is use for storage, music, movies, photos, porn and backups accessible predominantly from OS X 106.8 on the Intel 320 SSD drive in the optibay. The SSD drive is used *only* for boot and basically holds NO document files. It is however used as a downloads drive for Firefox but not for Transmission (I download single files up to 10gb large, that kind of frequent write/read/delete/move on the SSD drive would degrade its performance).

    It really depends what kind of file system you've got setup. But this should give you an idea.
  4. teameurox macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2010
    I actually have the data doubler. I had one of the ones from ebay original but felt the piece of mind actually spending the money and getting OWC. As for drive splits I have my factory 250gb in the data doubler with just my bootcamp (windows 7 and windows 8) and then have Lion and Snow leopard on the new drive in the original bay. I did it my set up like this due to peoples issues with sleep/ hibernation with SSD in the data doubler.

    Either way you go Im sure you'll be content, best upgrade I've made to my mbp to date

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