New MB Pro--512 GB 7200 RPM or 256 GB SSD for Data

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sgough, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. sgough macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2007
    I am initially purchasing a new 15" Pro with the hope to eventually get a 160 GB Intel SSD for the Optical Drive. So until I do that, I will use the purchased drive for data and the bootable OS. Which drive would be better to have once I am using the Intel drive for the OS and applications?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I forget where I read it, but I thought someone was having issues putting the SSD in the optical drive, so they put the hard drive there and used the SSD for booting. Something about start up sequences, that is the optical drive port will not boot up by default. To that end, what ever drive you use for the OS must go in the hard drive area.
  3. sgough thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2007
    But for data

    Would you recommend the 256 GB SSD or the 500 GB 7200? I need to put something in the machine when I order it. I'll buy a "premo" SSD later!

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