Discuss ssd and hdd simoultaneously? at the Genuine Mac Support - Hackint0sh.org; hi guys ive owned macs ever since i can remember but i recently bought the ...
ssd and hdd simoultaneously?
hi guys ive owned macs ever since i can remember but i recently bought the new macbook pro (late 2008 model) and i didnt know the difference between the ssd drives and hdd till recently and i started wondering something i havent found an answer to online
mine does not have an ssd drive and as you all know the ssd drives go up to like 128gb so its def not an option for me to switch them....so the big question is can you have both working at the same time? can you have a ssd drive and also the sata drive that my mac came with?
please enlighten me bc this would be awesome if possible...
you would heva to get rid of DVD drive to get a plug for ssd, if it fits there ofc.
The new Macbooks/Macbook Pros use the standard SATA connections on their Optical Drives, so no "plug" will be required for this test. One thing that will be is a mechanism for physically securing the SSD in the rather large optical bay.
As for being able to "use both simultaneously", to see the benefits of the improved speed on a SSD compared to a HDD, you will want to have your OS and applications installed to the SSD and use your HDD for your storage.
However, it is worth noting that SSDs are currently available in sizes up to 256GB and will be made available in 512GB sizes in March from what I am hearing.
Sure this involves a third-party purchase, but it is definitely in the cards if you need the space.
Last edited by Adrian Fogge; 12-20-2008 at 05:54 PM.
in theory there is no problem, running the hdd and ssd at the same time.
i do that on a linux-system.
but as the two before said, there is a problem with the place in the MBP.