Macbook pro 2010 replacing dvd drive with 2nd hard drive

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

  1. mojohojo macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006

    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 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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

    Nov 24, 2006
    thanks! will go for the cheapest then!

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