I’m sorry for the very very very lated upload.
So… there we have it!
In this video I show you guys how to add an extra harddisk into a macbook pro.
Once I lost a directory of my Lightroom library, which I’ve used for 2 years. It’s a loss of 250GB of photos.
Fortunately, I still had the back up file on another clone of that drive. Then I realized how risky it is to connect an external harddisk and work on the fly.
Then I feel that I don’t use the DVD that much, and I rely on external harddisks to store my projects and RAW files.
Tools that you may need include:
1. 2.0 Phillips Screw Driver
2. Relatively small Slot Screw Driver
3. Optical Drive Bay Converter
4. Slim DVD Enclosure or External DVD Drive
Speed, convenience, and reliability are increased.
Especially, the transfer rate from one to the other is just fantastic.
Even transferring via SATA-II constraint can move 20GB of footages in just a few minutes.
Here is the benchmark score from a previous entry about hard drives speed.
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 5400RPM Buffer 8MB 1TB (SATA-II Constraint @3Gigabit)
Read 106.3MB/s Write 106.2MB/s
*Connected via SATA port, which used to belong to the optical drive
this is an alternative for those who seeks for a solution for limited space on laptop without an external drive.
It’s much faster than USB2.0 and FireWire 800 connection on an external drive. This’s also a solution for laptops those are too old to support the USB3.
No DVD ready