Where is the perfect place for an Operating System-SSD?
My Question is stated above and refers specifically to the MacBook Pro 15 inch mid-2010 model.
My plan is to have the SSD Mac OS X installed on it, and a partition with a Windows-OS.
The second thing is that I want to keep my normal HDD for data-saving purposes.
I have been on several websites and Google search results but I still do not have a clue, where inside this MacBook Pro model the most convenient place for a SSD is.
Somewhere I heard, having the Operation System-Disk, in my case the SSD, in an optical bay, will cause the Mac to crash, somewhere else I heard the SATA Connector for the SuperDrive is not that fast for having a SSD connected with it.
And again I also heard that moving the standard HDD to the optical bay will cause strange sounds coming out inside the Macbook or that it depends on the MacBook model.
Please, if somebody already has experiences on this and hopefully with the same device, I would be very glad if someone helped me.
Not sure I follow you here. You implied you were removing the optical drive so the HD (or SSD) would replace it using the special Optical bay SATA enclosure iFixIt offers. Is that not correct?
To rephrase what you'll have here is the current HD will be replaced by the new SSD, you will then take the optical drive out and put your current HD in a special carrier and put it in it's place.
The Mac OS-X will need to be copied over to the SSD before hand using Universal drive adapter or better yet a firewire external case.
As to to Windows I don't think you want to run bootcamp with Windows from the SSD. It would be better to use a VM like VMware Fusion to run Windows. You can't run it via CD/DVD as you won't have an optical drive in the system, though you could mount it in an external case and use it that way (5.25" enclosure). So later on you can decide to install it.
First, you need to swap your drives around putting the SSD where the HD is currently. Then you can set it up as the boot disk for OS-X. Different models have different issues on why you want to do this. In your case you need to upgrade the EFI (if its not running the latest) so the HD SATA connector can run at the higher speed.
Windows adds a wrinkle here. How are you planning to run it? Using Bootcamp or a VM?