Optical drive in external case connected to Firewire800

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 1stdaz, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. 1stdaz macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012

    I have a MBP 13 2010 with SSD Crucial m4 256gb and I want to replace my optical drive with an HDD of 1TB. I will need an external case for the superdrive, because I still need it for dvds and cds. If it's possible and better than connected with USB, I would prefer to use the Firewire port (that I have never used) for the superdrive. Would it be faster than USB ? Or it doesn't change anything ?

    Also, what kind of optical bay do I need for the new HDD (this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...es+-+Notebooks+/+Laptops-_-SAMSUNG-_-22152291) ?

    What do you think ?

    Thank you very much for your help.
  2. Nde macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    Is there an external case with firewire that would fit the superdrive?

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