Macbook Pro ssd setup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by loneranger93, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. loneranger93 macrumors newbie

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    hey guys i have a 15" macbook 2012 non retina model.

    i have decided to load this laptop with two samsung 830 ssds.

    i was wondering if i should buy the owc data doubler or use a generic hard drive caddy for the second ssd. the ssds are sata III 6.0 gbps. can the generic caddy from here http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Unibody-MacBook-SuperDrive-Replacement/dp/B0058AH2US/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344827497&sr=8-1&keywords=drive+caddy support this type of sata ssd.

    someone please help me answer these questions.
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Checked some of the reviews and other buyers have reported that it will work at sata III speeds.
     
  3. loneranger93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks bro!
     
  4. maxwelltech macrumors 6502

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    The 2012 15 MBP will work with SATA 3 in optical bay. For the caddy, go for the generic one.
     
  5. tryskylife, Aug 17, 2012
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    tryskylife macrumors newbie

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    Sorry this was intended for loneranger93.. or maxwelltech :)

    Hey loneranger93, im just wondering how this worked out for you as i have the same exact system you have. I bought the Drive caddy on amazon and a Kingston 128 SSd and first put it into an external drive, formatted it, installed mountain lion, booted up from mountain lion from external drive and it work flawlessly. I went on to install the actual Hdd into the caddy and replace the optical bay. After all was back together it booted up perfect and FAST, until i rebooted it to check boot speed, after that i got the spinning beach ball and it would hang and freeze all the time not even useable. i must have reformatted and re installed 7 times. after hours and hours of research i came to the conclusion sata 3 will not work in this laptop (Lots of people saying this on threads with a google search) so i gave it up and returned it back to staples.
    So im wondering if this worked for you? I would like to try the samsung if it did.
    Thanks!
     
  6. loneranger76 macrumors newbie

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    ill try it and tell u. i still ddidnt get my laptop.
     

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