Optimization with two drives in MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rjay2140, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. rjay2140 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2012
    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?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Opti-bay. Although it inherently voids the warranty until you replace the old optical back in.
  4. LeeM macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2012
    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

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