It is common to replace a MacBook Pro's hard disk drive (HDD) with an solid state drive (SSD), however, that may pose a threat to the HDD if installed in the optical bay instead of the SuperDrive.*
Therefore, that leaves the option of:
- Leaving the existing HDD where it is.
- Then installing the SSD instead of the optical drive (SuperDrive) with a bracket.
- While still using the SSD as the main boot drive.
Some websites mention that there may be issues with sleep and hibernation if this is done.
Is that true? Can it be mitigated?
Are there other issues with this approach?
* It could also mean that the HDD will be louder, since the main bay where it is usually housed has rubber to muffle vibration noises.