Where do you store your HDD after switching to SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shredder-, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Shredder- macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2012
    For those of you who simply swapped the HDD with an SSD. Where do you keep the HDD?
    In case i sell my MBP, can i take the SSD out and put it in another macbook? (Just wondering in case i'll ever upgrade to a newer one)

    I don't think im interested in optibay, i kinda like having the cd/dvd option as i do use it from time to time
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    When I first upgraded my 2009 MBP with an SSD, I just put the HDD into an external enclosure for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs, using the USB 2.0 interface. Such enclosures can be had for 10€ and more.
    As I have multiple external HDDs in 3.5" and 2.5" form factor, I also opted for one 2.5" enclosure using Firewire 800 as interface, as it is faster than USB 2.0.
    My 3.5" HDDs are all in enclosures with at least Firewire 800 or/and eSATA.

    Yes, you can.

    Some Optibay sets, the more expensive ones, offer an external enclosure for those Superdrives, connectable via USB 2.0, which is fast enough for optical media.

  3. Shredder- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2012
  4. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2011
    do you have any suggestions for an external optical drive case that fits the one inside the newer mbp's?

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