Question about adding Fusion Drive to a 2008 Black Macbook

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

  1. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  3. KBS756 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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

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    Does it have mountain lion?
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    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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