External HDD and Internal SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by connorh1, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. connorh1 macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2008 Macbook and I want to upgrade it with an SSD. The thing is I really don't use very much storage. I mainly just use it to browse the web and write an occasional paper for school. It has gotten a bit sluggish though, and I heard good things about what an SSD can do. I've been looking at this DIY kit from OWC

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/Y3SSDMP060/

    I know its only a 60 gb SSD but I don't really need much space. My question is, could I use the SSD as an internal drive, then use the HDD that came with the computer to save other things that I don't use very often, or Music and what not, with the external adapter/enclosure it comes with? Would this work?

    Thanks a ton for the help.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That will work perfectly. Users here do it all the time.
     
  3. soapsudz macrumors member

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    It would definitely work. If you want to keep a hard drive in there for more storage, you could remove the optical drive and install a drive bay adapter to get two hard drives or SSDs in your Macbook.
     

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