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Old 04-05-2011, 11:00 AM
Jeff Campbell
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Default Replace That Optical Drive With an SSD

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gigaom.com/apple/how-to-replace-your-macbooks-optical-drive-with-an-ssd/' target='_blank'>http://gigaom.com/apple/how-to-repl...ve-with-an-ssd/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Just before the latest MacBook Pro updates were released, rumors swirled that the new models would adopt solid-state drives (SSD) in addition to hard disk drives (HDD) and drop internal optical DVD drives across the line."</em></p><p><img height="416" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1301887840.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="600" /></p><p>I was hoping for more options with the SSD and the MacBook Pro, but with this handy how-to guide I'm not sure it matters now. You lose the optical drive but with the Mac App Store open, you may not even need to use it. I'm finding very limited usage for mine with my MacBook Air. How about you, any interest in this or have you done this already?&nbsp;</p>
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:12 PM
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I di that with my preivious MacBook Pro 17. But instead of SSD, I put in a 750GB hard drive - the largest size that would physically fit. I then put a 1TB drive in the main bay for a total of 1.75TB of storage, enough for my video library
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:23 PM
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I really like this idea. I am seriously tempted.
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