want to replace optical drive /w SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nhood01, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. nhood01 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2009
    Hey guys, im interested in taking out my CD drive in place of a second SSD HD to use for my OS and applications.

    I'd like to use this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...ageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&clk_rvr_id=249169433782

    with this SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    What kind of tools do i need to have to perform this?

    Also, will i be able to install Snow leopard with a flash drive since i'll no longer have a CD drive? if so, how do i do it?

    Is there anything else i'll need to have or know in order to complete this operation?

  2. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2011
    Toronto, Canada

    I bought that one for 13 bucks flat, and it arrived today!

    Anyways, what I would recommend is use Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) to make a a copy of your boot files and applications (I suppose that's what you would like on your SSD) onto your Crucial M4. This will put your Snow Leopard onto your SSD.

    I also have a 2011 Macbook Pro if that's of any help. Now, personally, my dilemma is figuring out how to store everything else (documents, photos, etc) on my HDD instead of my SSD.

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