I have a MacBook Pro (6,2; mid 2010; 4GB DDR3, 2,66 i7) And for a while now, I've been thinking about building in a SSD in my Mac.
My first plan was to switch my 512GB drive with a 512GB SSD, but the prices of those things made me think again.
Then I learned about OptiBay, a company which allows you to switch your optical drive with a secondary hard drive.
So I came up with the plan to switch my drive with a 128GB SSD where I'll install Mountain Lion on and by so keeping my 512GB drive for all the data.
But the world of SSD is fairly new to me. So I've got some questions for those who are more familiar with this topic.
- Which method would you use to switch the drive with the SSD? (OptiBay,...)
- I heard some rumors about the performance of the SSD, something about limited times you could read/write the drive. Are those rumors true?
- Is there a way to recover my optical drive and use it as an external drive (I think OptiBay offers such a way)
- When will I gain the most performance gain? Installing only my OS on my SSD or when I install all my extra software on the SSD as well? Or which combination will give me the most performance gain?