External HDD and Internal SSD

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

  1. connorh1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2012
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That will work perfectly. Users here do it all the time.
  3. soapsudz macrumors member

    May 14, 2011
    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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