Macbook Pro ssd setup

loneranger93

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 12, 2012
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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.
 

tryskylife

macrumors newbie
Aug 17, 2012
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The 2012 15 MBP will work with SATA 3 in optical bay. For the caddy, go for the generic one.
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!
 
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loneranger76

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Aug 29, 2010
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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!
ill try it and tell u. i still ddidnt get my laptop.