SSD in Macbook Pro 13"

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  1. MrRoyksopp macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty much a noob about SSD's and HDD's, but from what I've read, it's possible to have both a SSD and a HDD in my 13" MBP.

    So, is it possible, or have I just misunderstanded something?
     
  2. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    You can, but you would need to remove the SuperDrive. No MacBook Pro has two hard drive slots, a 2nd would require the SuperDrive to be gone. Then get the proper adapter for it to sit in place.
     
  3. MrRoyksopp, Jun 28, 2011
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    MrRoyksopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Arh! Now I get it.

    So, normally you just replace the HDD with a SSD?
    Instead of replacing the superdrive?
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    some people do, yeah. a lot of owners that don't need a cd/dvd drive just remove it and use that space for more internal storage while still getting the speed of a ssd, as it would be much too expensive to buy one internal ssd that is large in capacity.
     
  5. MrRoyksopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, now I understand :)
     
  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    another alternative if you want to keep your optical drive is to simply replace the hdd with a low storage cheaper ssd (60-120gb) and then store your media files and the like on a simple external drive, or internal drive in an external enclosure. hope this helps.
     

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