Triple harddrive MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by henchr, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. henchr macrumors newbie

    henchr

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    Hi,

    There's a thing that has been going through my mind lately. I currently have two SSD's in my 2012 MacBook Pro, and continuously like to play around with it. Let it be clear that it's not my main computer, I just use it as a casual computer and to have something to tinker with. Now, I never use my Firewire port, and I've always been curious how the MacBook would act on three drives. Would it, theoretically, be possible to rip out a SATA cable from a bricked MacBook, strip it and solder it onto the Firewire port? Finding space wouldn't be much of an issue, I'd just strip the SSD from its case and wrap it in polyimide film and doubledeck them.

    If anyone could give any guidance, that'd be great.

    In advance, thank you.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    FireWire ≠ SATA

    You'd need a FireWire to SATA adapter.
     
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  4. VAGDesign macrumors 6502

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    I think the 3rd drive could be a fast and huge SD card. No mods required ;)
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    I would suggest performing more research and gaining a better understanding of computer bus systems because what you are proposing will not work.
     

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