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OWC Data doubler: viable solution?
Old 1st September 2011
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OWC Data doubler: viable solution?

You can now add a second hard drive to your Macbook or Macbook pro with this kit available from OWC.

Mount 2.5” HD or SSD in Optical Bay of Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro Unibody, Mac Mini with DataDoubler

Just replace your super drive with one of these kits adding another 2.5 or SSD drive for double the storage.
You can also get a kit to convert your internal DVD ROM to an external drive.

So my question(s) is, what do you folks think of going this route for recording? It seems that having a
second internal drive dedicated to recording data would make a better setup than using an external no?
Do you think having a 2nd drive would generate too much heat? If so would adding an SSD and using that
to install the O.S. generate less heat?

I would like to try this on my Macbook so I could record remotely and ditch my external FW drive and use that for backups.

P.S. this could actually be considered a new product, so moderators please move this to the
new product forum if need be.
Old 1st September 2011
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I use it - put a OCZ Vertex 3MI in the original HDD bay and moved the HDD to the Optical slot with the data doubler... use it for sample libs - and it is AWESOME. Load times are mad fast and everything is stable. Still record out to an external FW drive - but FW800 is more than enough bandwidth for that.
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