Hard Drive Dilemma

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vandalized, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. vandalized macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I have a Mid 2012 MacBook pro, and was considering upgrading my 500GB HDD to a 256GB SSD, however 256 GB isn't enough to suffice my needs of having a Mac and Windows partition. Could I get my old drive once i've taken it out, use an enclosure and externally use it for Windows 7 for gaming? If not, what would you recommend?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I don't think you can boot Windows from an external drive, but you can re-use the HDD either with an optical bays adapter or in an external USB caddy.
     
  3. vandalized thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where could I get an optical bay caddy, this option really intrigues me.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Google is your friend but they are quite common from PC/Mac suppliers, as you have no location I can't really suggest a local supplier...
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    "Optibay" is one brand and there are others. If you search Amazon for Optibay you will see a bunch listed there.
     
  6. Maydon0z macrumors newbie

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    You can also get a cheap chinese one off of Ebay. Works for me :)
     

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