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Replacing optical drive in Macbook pro with SSD drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by coolhandloop, May 7, 2013.

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  1. coolhandloop

    coolhandloop Thread Starter

    May 7, 2013
    Hello there,

    First off thanks in advance for reading this! I would really appreciate some advice

    I have a 17inch Macbook pro i7 laptop.

    I was looking at the possibility of replacing the optical drive with a SSD drive (i never really use the optical drive anyways)

    I found a place online where one can purchase the SSD drive and case so it fits into where the optical drive is also.

    My question is has anybody else done this? and if so is it a good /bad idea?

    And also once I replace the optical drive with SSD can I have it so my OS is working off of the new SSD drive and my original 5400rpm HDD will appear up as a separate drive for storage.

    Im not sure if its relevant or not but here are the specs of my laptop

    Mac osx 10.6.8
    2.66 GHZ i7
    8gb 1067 MHz DDR3

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