Replacing the optical drive with a SSD
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    Tech Mentor alchemy's Avatar
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    Default Replacing the optical drive with a SSD

    not sure if in the right section.

    I want to swap my optical drive of my macbook pro with a solid state drive
    i need information on what exactly i need to buy to make this
    i own a early 2011 macbook pro 13

    anyone has done this change?
    how did it work?
    thanks!

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    I don't own a Macbook, but I'm sure there's lots & lots of tutorials on Youtube on what to get & where to put it.

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    You need to buy an SSD and an MCE optibay caddy. Then follow this guide: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...acement/5122/1

    Install the optibay as if it were a replacement optical drive. Your best option is to backup to an external drive using time machine, replace the hard drive with the SSD then restore the time machine backup to the SSD. Once that's done, install the old hard drive in the optibay and use disk utility to format it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullenglishpint View Post
    You need to buy an SSD and an MCE optibay caddy. Then follow this guide: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...acement/5122/1

    Install the optibay as if it were a replacement optical drive. Your best option is to backup to an external drive using time machine, replace the hard drive with the SSD then restore the time machine backup to the SSD. Once that's done, install the old hard drive in the optibay and use disk utility to format it.

    awesome thanks a lot!

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