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Should I Replace The Optical Drive With An SSD?

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February 8, 2014 6:57:03 AM

Before anything, I would like to mention that I am hesitant to replace the optical drive on my macbook pro 15" mid-2012 non-retina model because the optical drive is one of the few one ups the non-retina has on the retina model. Besides, I may still use it yet to install games. But I would like to ask this: If I replace the optical drive with an SSD, would that boost the speed on my mac even if I have already replaced by traditional hard drive with an ssd?
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February 8, 2014 7:19:51 AM

Why do you think it would speed up you computer?
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February 8, 2014 8:11:32 AM

I think it might speed up the computer because of the read and write speeds of ssd's. If I am misguided, please explain to me in the answer.
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February 8, 2014 8:12:35 AM

Jerad Woody said:
Its Depends

It depends on what?
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February 8, 2014 8:32:03 AM

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would that boost the speed on my mac even if I have already replaced by traditional hard drive with an ssd?


If you have already replaced your HDD with an SSD then there is very little else to be gained by adding another SSD, except additional capacity.

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February 8, 2014 10:39:47 AM

If you're not low on space, you don't gain anything from installing an additional SSD. Not to mention losing a stock feature like an optical drive (arguably less relevant, but if you have one, might as well keep it).
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