So Upgraded 2010 MBP to SSD now what?

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  1. Reach9, Feb 17, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016

    Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Hey all,

    So I just upgraded my 2010 13" MacBook Pro to a 250GB SSD and removed my SuperDrive to put in the original 256GB HD in it's place.

    Now that I restored my files from my backup, my SSD has about 80GBs remaining. I want to free up some space from my SSD and put it in the HD.

    What types of files can I and/or should I put in my HD to make room in my SSD?
    What are some best practices?

    Any advice would be great, thanks!
  2. Ries macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2007
    Anything not that is not Mac OSX, Apps or stuff you touched in the last month?
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Stuff you use less often will be best as it will minimise your dependence on the hard drive. If you don't have anything you don't use often, photo libraries and iTunes libraries are probably the best candidates. Certainly no system files or applications if you can avoid it.

    You might also consider using it as an on-board Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner backup rather than for extra storage.
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

    Dec 13, 2004
    Make symbolic links and move over some folders that don't need fast disk access (example: itunes). I have a similar config and did that successfully.
  5. r6mile macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    London, UK
    You could make it into a 500GB Fusion Drive so you don't have to think about any of this. It's quite an easy process, though you will need to first backup all your files into an external drive.
  6. CooperBox macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    France - between Ricard & Absinthe
    I'm intrigued. What's the procedure to transform into a Fusion Drive?
  7. r6mile macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    London, UK
  8. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Basically just put media on the HDD and everything else on the SSD.
  9. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Did you get yours on Amazon? I just happen to see one for 150 - 500GB and I'm really interested in ordering it.

    I wouldn't have removed my Superdrive, but thats up to you.

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