Macbook pro 2010 replacing dvd drive with 2nd hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mojohojo, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. mojohojo macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Am looking to upgrade my mid-2010 macbook pro by removing the dvd-drive and replacing it with a SSD hard-drive.
    Since its quite old and only support SATA II 1.5gb/s; should i get the cheapest SSD on the market or pay and get a reliable one ie. Samsung evo 850. The cheapest being 'SanDisk SSD Plus'.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    To be honest sandisk make good disks and as you say SATA 2 limits you anyway, go cheap, also consider putting the SSD in the main bay and swapping the HDD into the optical bay for extra atorage, there can be a few little issues with the boot disk in the optical bay , it should be make no difference but anecdotally, on here, it's better with the sssd in the main drive bay.
     
  3. mojohojo thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks! will go for the cheapest then!
     

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