Question, SSD MBP 13 Dual Boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by idufour, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. idufour macrumors member

    May 18, 2012
    Hi, long time reader first time poster here.... i was wondering, I have a late 2011 MBP 13" with Apple Care and i want to put an SSD in the optic drive. My question is:

    If my computer need service can i let a partition in the old HDD with a Mountain Lion installed so when i take out the SSD it will boot from there?

    My intention is to make fusion drive with the rest of my HDD and a 120 gb SSD

    I´m having second thoughts about doing this hack because of the Apple Care and afraid to mess up!

    Thx in advance!

    Ignacio from Panamá

    PD: sorry, English is not my native lenguage....
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I have a guide to a DIY Fusion drive in my sig.

    If you take your MBP in for service to Apple, I highly recommend;

    1. Backup all your data to an external.
    2. Restore the Optibay to original parts and state (so they dont try to void any warranty on any hardware or the machine itself).
    3. Take into Apple in its original hardware configuration.
  3. idufour, Mar 12, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013

    idufour thread starter macrumors member

    May 18, 2012
    Thx for your answer!, I see a lot of DIY in the web but anyone mention if I can left a partition with a bootable Mountain Lion in my original HDD just in case....So if i take the SSD for repair the machine would boot the same...

    PD: I see your DIY and is superb!:)
  4. idufour thread starter macrumors member

    May 18, 2012

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