Risks of SDD in main & HDD in Optibay?

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  1. 2Turbo macrumors 6502

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    I would like to install a 1tb HDD in the optibay to compliment my Apple 128GB SSD.

    Do you guys recommend this, or will I have problems because this setup isn't official from apple? Sleep problems, problems w/storing files between drives??

    I'm not sure which 1TB HDD has a built in motion sensor? Anyone know?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You can do that, but the issue is that a 1TB drive will not fit in the optibay. The biggest drive that will fit there is 750GB, due to thickness.
     
  3. 2Turbo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait, are you absolutely sure that you cannot buy a bracket that accepts 12.5mm height hdd's? I thought I heard of people does this before :confused:
     
  4. eC1990ho macrumors member

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    There are talks about the optibay having SMS after all, so if you're HDD fits, you're good to go
     
  5. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    sorry whats sms?
     
  6. eC1990ho macrumors member

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    sudden motion sensor, prevents shocks from damaging your HDD
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The normal hard drive bay will take a 12.5mm drive, however, the optibay will not, due to the keyboard, speakers, etc.
     
  8. 2Turbo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dang, thanks for the help tho. Was looking forward to that much space + SSD speed. :(

    Guess 750gb it is, or wait for 2.5 1tb drives due later this year maybe.
     

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