Second HDD in Optical Bay keeps shutting off
I read the question that @gautam2402 asked Second HDD in optical bay not working properly I am having almost the same exact problem except I am using a Samsung Seagate 2TB (ST2000LM003). My main HDD is a Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB and it has been working fine.
The drive drops after some use and file transfer. I am assuming this is because the drive is a SATA III while the SATA connector for the Optical drive is SATA III. If I reboot my computer the Secondary drive will show and I can transfer files for a few minutes before the drive stops working and the HDD disappears from the system.
Because of my location it is not easy for me to buy a new hard drive. Is there anyway to use the Samsung Seagate HDD I already own in the optical bay as a second HDD. I noticed something about upgrading the MacBook Pro EFI Firmware. But when I go to install I get an error.
Any suggestions moving forward. Are there anyways to via firmware, software or 3rd party hardware to use a SATA III drive inside the optical drive.
Any help would be amazing.
Is this a good question?