Replacing optical drive with SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigcat, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    I have two identical MBP 15"s, latest model (mid 2010). They both have Apple's 500GB SSD (TS512B).

    What I want to do is move the SSD from one machine to the other one (replacing optical drive). The source machine will receive a regular HDD.

    From searching, it seems MCE's OptiBay is what I need to replace the optical drive with the SSD.

    Do I need anything (adapter's etc) to install a regular HDD in the source machine (considering it came with a SSD originally).

    Do I need anything else for either configuration?
     
  2. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    I think you will be fine. The connectors of the SSD are just the same as of a regular HDD.

    But what do you need 2x500 GB SSD for ?
     
  3. bigcat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's awesome. Thanks.
     
  4. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking at the optical bay stuff on eBay and found them for $20... You might want to give it a try. It'll save you $80.
     
  5. bigcat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, you mean MCE's or clones?
     
  6. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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  7. TZRaceR6 Guest

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    Don't bother with MCE. Their customer service is **** (never return an e-mail or call) and that's great when you have a bad connector in their product. I have a $100 paperweight and no way to get a refund. I say **** MCE. Go elsewhere.
     

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