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The described question is what I have done with my 2011 MBP http://i.imgur.com/0J2dV6L.png?1
I have a 2011 MBP 13" with SSD and HDD attached into SuperDrive with LMP Disk Doubler (http://www.mzone.sk/disk-doubler-3653) Overheating - Didn't notice any overheating. Performance issues - Works great. Made symbolic links to SSD home dir Battery life - Maybe an overall 5-10min decrease. Warranty status - I was in an App Store Weight increase - No
I can confirm that for the MBP Apple does not have a problem with users changing the drives. It does NOT void the warrantee. My experience: I have replaced the disk drive with a 512G SSD and replaced the optical drive with a 1TB disk drive. I suspect that airflow is impacted as I feel that I run a bit hotter than before but I'm not really sure. Battery ...
I have a mid-2010 Mac mini, and a new CD became stuck in the optical drive after importing its tracks to iTunes. The Mac software was telling the drive to eject the disk, and I could hear it trying, but the disk would not come out of the drive slot. Something was blocking it. It was clearly a mechanical problem, and something inside was blocking the disk ...
Yes, this should work perfectly well. Almost all USB optical drives use standard drivers, so just about any one should work just fine with your MacBook Pro.
I just had this problem with my 17" mbp early 2009. ODD was blocked like there was disc already in, but of course there wasn't. Tried many times SMC & PRAM reset and Force shutdown. Sometimes the drive clicked and I managed to insert one disc, which was read just fine. But after ejecting it, the block was again there. Then googled some more and typed ...
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