Using SSD/HD combo

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  1. kovalchuk71, Dec 21, 2010
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    kovalchuk71 macrumors 6502

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    I have been reading up on SSD's, and because of the small capacities they have (I'm talking about affordable ones), I have read people taking the optical drive out and using an HDD and SSD while using the SSD strictly for booting/everyday controls? Can someone explain if this is true and how to accomplish this? I would like the speed of the SSD in my MBP, but would like a little more than 80 GB of SSD storage. Thanks.
     
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    Not as far as I have seen, unless you damage the Mac due to the insertion.
    But better check one of the threads found via MRoogle or use MRoogle with "warranty optibay" and confirm that.
     
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    Will do. Thanks again.
     
  5. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    DO NOT buy that optibay from macsales, it's just the brace as far as I can tell.

    If you buy thru MCE (as I did) you get the optibay brace AND a free USB enclosure for your current optical drive so you can plug it in and use it if you should ever need to.
     
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    How much data do you expect to use? I ask as the cost of purchasing a 128GB SSD may be less then the combo split and you get to keep your CD drive. Stepping up from the 60GB to the 120GB Mercury Extreme Pro is a difference of $90 for double the storage; most other brands are similar in that the 60 to 120 upgrade is not that expensive (for a SSD of course).

    Going from the 80GB Intel to the 120GB is about $50 bucks more. If you are considering the Intel, they are great drives but they are soon going to be updated (as early as January 2011) as a FYI.
     
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  8. kovalchuk71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd like between 200-250GB to be honest. Im afraid I will fill up the 120GB as I store music on my PC and play games/use photoshop
     
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