Question about adding Fusion Drive to a 2008 Black Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by KBS756, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2009
    Question is a Fusion Drive Possible on a 2008 Macbook? My Friend has a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo Macbook with 2 GB Ram. He wants to upgrade it to last him for some more time while he saves up for something like a Retina 13 Pro.

    So basically wondering if I can take the DVD Drive out and make a Fusion Drive that will work with the Macbook?

    120 GB SSD + 750 GB Laptop HDD + Optibay (So I can Put HDD in DVD Drive Slot)

    I realize it wont use full speed because the old Macbook wont support SATA 3 Speeds.

    Also going to add 4 GB RAM to speed it up.

    So is there a way to add Apple's Fusion Drive to an old Macbook using 2 Drives? So it would self optimize for my friend and show up as 1 partition not 2 drives.

    Does anyone know if this is possible and how I would go about doing this?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
  3. KBS756 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2009
    guess it doesnt work then seems his blackbook is limited from mountain lion by video card
  4. rabidz7 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2012
    Does it have mountain lion?
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Those machines can't run Mountain Lion, and don't have two SATA ports. The optical drive is PATA, so you're out of luck.

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