Replacing Optical Drive with SSD/HDD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MaCamZa, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. MaCamZa macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2010
    England, United Kingdom
    So I plan to replace the optical drive in my Late '09 Macbook (unibody) with an SSD. Any advice on potential problems of doing this?

    This would be the 'Caddy' I would use to replace the optical drive, but I was thinking to put the current HDD into the caddy instead of the SSD and put the SSD in the main place where the current HDD is. Any issues with this?

    I plan to buy a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD for my Apps/Music/Lightroom Library ect. However, i was also thinking whether i should just replace the current HDD with the SSD and use the current HDD as an External Hard Drive instead; but I don't particularly want to bring that with me everywhere I go thats why I would like to have that in my Mac rather than out.

    What do you think? :confused:
  2. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    Many have reported problems when the SDD was placed in the optibay. The consensus seems to be that the SSD should replace the HDD and the HDD should go in the ODD bay.

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