MBP Dual Disk Configurations Poll

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miata, Nov 20, 2010.

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How are your disks configured?

  1. HDD + HDD (non-RAID)

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. (HDD + HDD) RAID 0

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. SSD boot + HDD in SuperDrive bay

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  4. SSD boot + HDD in original drive bay

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. SSD + SSD (non-RAID)

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. (SSD + SSD) RAID 0

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. Other

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. miata macrumors 6502

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    #1
    What kind of disks are you using and how do you have them set-up?

    In addition, what other interesting things are you doing with the disks like Time Machine?
     
  2. uMBPi728, Nov 20, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010

    uMBPi728 macrumors member

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    #2
    Dual SSDs

    My setup is twin OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSDs, non-Raid. Using a MaxUpgrades kit.

    Thought about doing Raid0 but want to live with this setup for a while just for the experience. Maybe do the Raid in the future.

    System has been wonderful so far, knock on wood! I'm enjoying the experience,

    Mel
     
  3. miata thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I think one of the nice pluses of the MBPs is the ability to use dual drives. Are folks doing anything else with dual drive configurations?
     
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  5. weckart macrumors 68040

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    #5
    60GB Vertex 2E plus Samsung 500GB in Optibay. Somebody who voted has done it backwards with the SSD in the Optibay. That lacks logic and will only cause problems with sleep.

    The plus is that my MBP is 'instant on' so I no longer care about the MBAs as I get the same performance boost without the overall speed compromise.

    On the other hand, the thin metal Optibay means that the HDD is noisier. You can hear it spinning up and down now. I might replace the HDD if SDDs come in price and I can get a 256GB drive for less than £150, but since my Superdrive had an IDE connection, it would be a bit of a waste of speed.
     
  6. miata, Nov 23, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010

    miata thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #6
    I though that putting the boot disk in the optical bay onlky caused problems with hibernation -- not sleep.:confused:

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