Optimization with two drives in MBP?

rjay2140

macrumors newbie
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Aug 24, 2012
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I recall reading something on the internet about having two drives, one SSD and one HDD. I can't find it anymore, but it suggested having the OS (or the programs or some parts of the OS) on the SSD and the rest on the HDD. Does anyone know what I am talking about or am I crazy?

How hard is it to take out the optical disc drive to fit in an SSD?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I recall reading something on the internet about having two drives, one SSD and one HDD. I can't find it anymore, but it suggested having the OS (or the programs or some parts of the OS) on the SSD and the rest on the HDD. Does anyone know what I am talking about or am I crazy?

How hard is it to take out the optical disc drive to fit in an SSD?
If you search the forum for "optibay" you'll find dozens of threads with instructions, prices, opinions and experiences that you will likely find helpful.
 

LeeM

macrumors 6502a
Jan 1, 2012
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i plugged my ssd in via usb, cloned the hdd to ssd, swapped them and formatted the hdd via usb then plugged it in the optibay.
i did this with a brand new laptop though so the hdd didnt have more than the ssd capacity and i had all my files on an external drive which i just copied on the hdd,
its very easy