SSD/HDD Combo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eUnique, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. eUnique macrumors member

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    I tried searching this topic but most of what I found was the an alternative method, and troubleshooting problems. So I made this thread to ask some general questions I'm sure most users know already.

    I plan on getting a 2011 15" MBP and putting a 320 intel SSD where my original HDD would be, and put my old HDD where the superdrive is/was.

    So I've read you need an optibay to install the HDD where the super drive was, but I can't seem to find any on newegg, microcenter etc....
    Is there a different more general name for it? And who makes them? ie where can I buy them? And what "size" / type works with apple HDD?

    Also how do I install OS X onto my SSD with my superdrive?
    Can I copy the files from the disk to a flash drive, and install from the flash drive?

    And any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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  3. eUnique thread starter macrumors member

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  4. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
    You'll probably also need/want an external drive enclosure for the super drive.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJuJfQ8iq5U
     

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