Worthwile Upgrade: Removing the SuperDrive, adding SSD
I literally haven't ever used my DVD drive in my MacBook Pro, I'm sure many are in a similar situation. There is a simple Mod (I noticed it on lifehacker) - which explains the removal of the SuperDrive, plug in an SSD, transfer your disk data and whahey - you've got an SSD booter with backup from the original HDD.
It's not exactly as simple as that, but it is close:
- Need to get an 'optibay' for the drive replacing the SuperDrive, it's just housing for the drive. You can get it for 30 euro on eBay.
- Must move the HDD into the Optibay slot, and plug the SSD into the old HDD slot (there are issues with Sleep if this is not done)
And c'est ca, glorious.