MBP second internal drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rafaelperrone, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. rafaelperrone macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    #1
    Is it possible to install a second INTERNAL hard drive to the Feb/08 15'' Macbook Pro?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. masse macrumors 6502a

    masse

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Location:
    MA/GA
    #3
    possible yes. Can you do it? not really. You need a kit (likely expensive) to install a hard drive in place of the optical drive.
     
  4. rafaelperrone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    #4
    Dvd?

    What you mean by optical drive is my SuperDrive? If it is, I dont wouldnt replace it with an extra hard drive.

    Thanks
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #5
    That's the only way you can get another hard drive in there.
     
  6. syclonefx macrumors regular

    syclonefx

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Daytona Beach Fl
    #6
    Here is what it looks like inside of a 15" MBP. I took mine apart this weekend and upgraded the hardrive and replaced the left fan. Here is a pic of this
    http://gallery.mac.com/syclonefx#100008
    [​IMG]
     
  7. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
  8. mBurns macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    #10
    I have thought about doing this but for most people, I believe the cons outweight the pros.
     
  9. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    近畿日本
    #11
    I thought about it too!

    I just decided to lug around a bus powered BigLittle Drive instead, the FW800 is capable of more than enough bandwidth a pair of HD's can offer!
    Perfect for me, though my battery does seem to die quicker - thanks god for user exchangable batteries.

    ..Feel sorry for MBA users. :D
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #12
    Where else do you think you could fit another hard drive? It's not like there's an empty space in the MBP, just waiting for someone to use it for something! To put something in, you gotta take something out!
     
  11. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    近畿日本
    #13
    Judging from his photo, the OP did! The left cooling fan!! - not a very wise decision if he/she doesn't mind me saying.. the left side gets the hottest, the quickest!
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #14
    You can't fit a HD in the same space as a cooling fan.
     
  13. masse macrumors 6502a

    masse

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Location:
    MA/GA
    #15
    yeah..not only did the OP not post photos, but what you just said makes 0 sense. I'm sure on some planet your style is impressive, but your weak link is...this is EARTH.
     
  14. masse macrumors 6502a

    masse

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Location:
    MA/GA
  15. syclonefx macrumors regular

    syclonefx

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Daytona Beach Fl
    #17
    I was replacing the left fan. It died on me. I didn't remove the fan to put a HD in that spot. I still have 2 fans in my MBP. :D
     
  16. ultimateceej macrumors regular

    ultimateceej

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #18
    I had to replace my left fan also.

    Which internal hard drive would you recommend by price and quality?
     

Share This Page