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Rui Azevedo

 
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I buy a Optical Bay Caddy and a samsung ssd. I tucked the ssd in the optical bay and left the place in his normal hdd. The ssd OS and got the hdd with DATA. My problem is that when the battery runs out and my macbook goes completely down, it does not start to the login recovery as I used to. What it does is boot normally. What is the problem, have a solution? Or I have to change my hard drives? Because when I change position already works well. The problem is that the hdd makes a lot of noise in the optical bay caddy, is a 7200 rpm drive and it gets annoying.

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Perhaps the SSD should be the boot drive and installed in the hard drive space on your MBP permanently. The hard drive connection speed is SATA 1.5GB/s where the optical drive is IDE and much, much slower at 66MHz. Did you run a SATA cable into the optical drive caddy? Your other option is pop the opticasl drive back in and get a FW800 external case for the 7200rpm HDD.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I run with cable SATA. I don't see if change the speed of read/write in optical drive caddy. I understand your idea but in my case i prefer have two hard drivers internal. Anyone have my problem with two hard drive on macbook pro mid 2010 ?
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