Optical disk drive removal

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  1. getheo macrumors member

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    Hello. I would like to ask if it is possible to connect a ssd drive without caddy to test some things. What cables I will neeed?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    AFAIK you will need an external USB caddy or an optical bay adapter (unless you want the SSD floating around inside the MBP while you test). Or you will need a bootable USB stick, then you can boot from it with the SSD installed in place of your standard HDD...
     
  3. getheo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the answer. I want to test some things for a couple of hours and I want to connect an ssd in the optical bay place..
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    In that case I think you can just remove the optical and connect the SSD in its place, be careful of the cable though as it may come under strain without the SSD properly secured.
     
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    Cant remember, sorry, I put mine straight into the optical caddy and in, I'd have said it was a straight pass-through the caddy but only IIRC.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not get a caddy? I think a caddy is a simpler solution
     
  8. getheo thread starter macrumors member

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    It's more expensive and I want to test an ssd in raid mode for hours. My optical bay is sata2 and I want to see the speeds in raid
     
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