Will HD boot if moved to optical drive bay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Doc69, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    I'm replacing the HD in my 2.4GHz Macbook Pro with an SSD and moving the HD to replace the optical drive. Will the HD boot up initially when connected to the optical drive port? I'm using a HD to ODD converter bay from newmodeUS.
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm going to take a crack at this. I'm not certain or know for fact but the HDD moved to the optical bay would still be considered as a SuperDrive so it won't look there unless you get to the boot screen by pressing the "OPTION" or "C" key. By default it will boot off the SSD.

    There could be a boot script you might be able to create but again not certain.
  3. McGilli macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    No problem - just move it to the optical drive - run the OSX installer and choose which drive you want to install the OS to. boots no problem.
  4. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    Thanks guys. When I booted up the first time after the switch, my main HD booted automatically. :) I then installed 10.6 on the SSD. Everything went really well and I'm very happy. The Macbook Pro feels much snappier now.

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