Help with installing SSD+HDD in Mid-2010 13in MBP

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  1. cramazing macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, so I'm planning to upgrade my Mid 2010 13in MBP with a 256GB SDD and also with a 1TB HDD in the superdrive base.

    the plan is to put the OS in the SDD along with some apps and other stuff

    while using the 1TB as a Raid to backup the SDD and also put media files in there (i download a lot of movies and music)

    so my question is, how do I set this up?
    How do I tell iTunes where the files are?
    how do I keep all my playlist folders?

    I want to do a clean install of OS on the SDD.

    I will backup my current HD and when i put in both harddrives i will just put the transfer my media files from my external HD to the 1TB HDD

    I am pretty new at this with not much experience, any advice and help would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
     
  2. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so i install both HDDs

    after the SSD i did a fresh install of the OS, no problems.

    then i installed the 1TB HDD and booted up, no problems.

    i did the partitions on the 1TB HDD, no problems.

    then..... theres a problem

    i open Safari, and started browsing, the fan starts going crazy, spinning very fast, and now my laptop is super lagging, i pretty much can do anything

    all the sudden, the fan stops.

    5 mins later it comes back on again, crazy fast.

    2 mins later it stops, and 5 mins again it comes back on.

    what gives? what did i do wrong?

    Please help!!!!
     
  4. zainiak macrumors regular

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    try using a fan control app
     
  5. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    Hey, I just put together a similar setup for my 2010 13'' MBP.

    I also had the fan issue that you described. For me the problem was with spotlight re-indexing the second HD that I have in the optibay. I went to spotlight in system preferences, privacy, and excluded the the entire HD. That solved the problem for me.

    The obvious disadvantage is that spotlight can't find any of my media files, but it stopped the fan from going crazy. Also as an alternative, I use an app called Easy Find to look for files on my HD. You might want to check it out, it works great!
     
  6. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well i had the same setup for a week with the original 320GB HD + the SDD, and i never had this issue. after i removed the 320GB HD and put in the 1TB HD, the issues started
     
  7. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    That's odd. I would still try excluding the HD from spotlight and see if that fixes it, no harm in trying right?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you tried using Activity Monitor to find the process hogging up your CPU and iStat Pro to see the actual temperature your Mac is experiencing?

    Do you need further help with those two applications?
     
  9. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i just did that and the problem still occurs

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    no im not familar with these
     
  10. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    also i notice that the mac isnt even really hot so i dont understand why the fan is going crazy
     
  11. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    would the HDD be an issue?

    it is a 1TB Western Digital

    Part # WD10JPVT

    just a thought...
     
  12. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so i just check my HDD and the item says

    WD Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT - hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300

    and my Mac is a Mid 2010 which uses Sata II

    could this be the reason why my fan is going crazy?
     
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  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    No that shouldn't be the problem. I've never tried this specific setup, but some Macs have temperature sensors on the hard drives, did you disconnect anything that you didn't plug back in?
     
  15. Synergie, Aug 4, 2012
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    Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    RESET YOUR SMC after ANY hardware upgrades.... Fan issues are a symptom of possible SMC getting messed up. It's easy to do...

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    5. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

    Note: The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.
     
  16. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    tried this, issue is still there :(
     

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