Recommend configuration for SSD + HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thangln, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. thangln macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I'm running a MBP 13.3 mid 2012 on ML 10.8.3 and now upgrading a Samsung 840 Pro SSD.
    Can you please suggest me the best configuration please? I intend to install SSD to Main bay and HDD to the DVD bay, however I'm afraid that:


    1. If HDD is installed at DVD bay, will Sudden Motion Sensor be able to stop that HDD in case of vibration?
    2. Should I enable the function "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible” to sleep HDD?
    3. If SMS isn't functional then I may need to get HDD back to Main bay and install SDD to Optical bay. Will that SSD still reach highest performance (i.e SATA 3 6Gbps

    Thank you guys very much!
     
  2. F1 Fan macrumors regular

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    Haven't done this but from reading others' posts, it looks as though the 2012 has SATA 3 in the optibay so no worries for SSD speed if you put it in there.

    Can't help with your other questions, sorry.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    1. No. No SMS in the DVD/Optibay.
    2. If you want to.
    3. Yes, 2012 models have SATAIII in the Optibay.


    See my guides in my sig for SSD Tweaking/Performance Enhancements and even a DYI Fusion Drive.
     
  4. thangln thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you guys!
     
  5. thangln thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    My laptop's ' back after one week stays in apple store :)

    So now I install the hdd to main bay and ssd to optical. However other problem comes up! I cannt boot via ssd. Press option when booting nothing happens and when boot via hdd and select start up disk mac indicated that cannot start from that ssd. Do you guys have a solution? Thank you
     
  6. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Have you updated your 840 Pro with your Mac? Did it all go smoothly?
     
  7. thangln thread starter macrumors newbie

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