SSD and Seagate Momentus XT in Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erichuynh, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. erichuynh macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2011
    I recently bought a Seagate Momentus XT and installed it into my Macbook Pro mid 2010 and now I am considering on getting a OCZ SSD 60GB Vertex Series 2 SATA II and installing that along with the Seagate Momentus XT. So when I am going to do is reinstall the momentus into the optibay and install the SSD into the HDD place.

    I have a few questions on doing this.
    1. Is this possible? Having a hybrid HDD and a SSD? Would it be faster then having a regular HDD and a SSD?
    2. Is the SSD I am getting good (OCZ Vertex Series 2 60GB)? If not what SSD would you recommend thats around 100$?
    3. What screw drivers would I need to remove the optibay? I currently have a T6 and a Phillips 00.

    Thanks for helping me out!
  2. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Have you done a search on this and other forums?

    Do a search, then come back. Currently out of spoon fed solutions.
  3. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
  4. bolen macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008
    1. yes, it's possible (why shouldn't it?). And yes, it would be faster.. maybe not cost effective in terms of maximum storage of the HDD (hybrid in this case).. but since you already own it, go ahead.

    What generation MBP have you got? If it's a 2011 you should aim for a SATA-III SSD and 120GB is preferable (faster due to more cells that can work in parallel).
  5. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    OP has a mid-2010 MBP, so a SATA II SSD will be fine.

    Not sure if its worth having the Momentus XT over a larger capacity conventional drive in the Optibay/Data Doubler, since the advantage of the XT is that it saves certain files for the applications you use most frequently in its flash storage -> hence better performance. But you already have an SSD for the OS and applications, so IMO its a bit of a waste.

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