Questions about shock protection for superdrive mounted 2nd HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MisterSensitive, May 25, 2012.

  1. MisterSensitive macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2012
    I'm going to get a MBP, presumably current model so I can put a second drive in the superdrive space. I have a couple questions:

    1) Does the second drive, by virtue of it being in the superdrive space, not have Mac-managed drive shock (ie newtonian forces) protection?

    2) If yes, does this mean I should buy an HD (looking @ WD Caviar Black) that has its own internal shock protection?

    3) Is is possible or adviseable to put SSD with OS and Apps in superdrive space, boot from it, and use WD platter drive in default drive position, but only for file storage?

  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    For 1, it depends.
    Not all drive have anti-shock.
    SMS or Sudden Motion Sensor are not all equipped.

    Im pretty sure the Caviar Black have anti-shock in them.

    And yes, you can boot on SSD and use the second drive as a file storage.

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