Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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Where should I install the startup disk?

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I just purchased the dual drive installation kit and i was wondering if it made any difference where the startup drive is installed? Should i remove the HDD and replace it with the SSD or can i just pop the SSD in the place of the optical drive bay and format it as my startup disk?

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Best to put the SSD in the dual drive carrier and leave the HD in it's current location. Your system uses SATA for both HD & Optical ports.

Follow this guide Installing MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Dual Hard Drive

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Excellent thanks Dan! Saves me some time :)

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Hi,

I would like to add some more information. Yesterday i got around to installing the new drive however it did seem to make a difference where I installed the startup disk. Disk utility would not allow me to reformat my drive and I therefore tried the new SSD in the main drive bay, which solved all my problems.

My specs: mid 2012 unibody 13 inch MacBook Pro Witt Mac OS X 10.8.5. I bought the ifixit dual hard drive upgrade kit. Samsung SSD 840 500GB.

Hopefully this might be helpful for other people trying to do the same.

Wouter

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Good Catch! I always setup the SSD or HD drive externally in a USB3 case before putting it in so I guess I didn't hit that issue.

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