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Thomas -
 
Heres the guide to gain access to the HD: [guide|1766|iFixIt HD Guide]
 
If you are not using your optical drive, consider replacing it with the SSD instead. Here's the guide to take the optical drive out: [guide|1775|iFixIt Optical drive guide].
 
In either case you'll need a 3.5 to 2.5 bracket (depending on which way you go you'll need different bracket types) and in the case of the optical drive the addition of a optical to HD enclosure [product|IF107-081|Optical to HD SATA enclosure]
In either case you'll need a 3.5 to 2.5 bracket (depending on which way you go you'll need different bracket types) and in the case of the optical drive the addition of a optical to HD enclosure [product|IF107-081|Optical to HD SATA enclosure]
 
I would strongly recommend getting a Firewire (if you can still find one, it's getting hard) or USB HD enclosure to house your old HD as a backup drive and using it to prep your SSD. Or use this kit: [product|IF107-108|Universal Drive Adaptor] to prep the SSD before you install it.
 
And lastly, the SSD you get must be able to run at SATA II specs

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Original post by: Dan ,

Text:

Thomas -

Heres the guide to gain access to the HD: [guide|1766|iFixIt HD Guide]

If you are not using your optical drive, consider replacing it with the SSD instead. Here's the guide to take the optical drive out: [guide|1775|iFixIt Optical drive guide].

In either case you'll need a 3.5 to 2.5 bracket and in the case of the optical drive the addition of a  optical to HD enclosure [product|IF107-081|Optical to HD SATA enclosure]

I would strongly recommend getting a Firewire (if you can still find one, it's getting hard) or USB HD enclosure to house your old HD as a backup drive and using it to prep your SSD. Or use this kit: [product|IF107-108|Universal Drive Adaptor] to prep the SSD before you install it.

And lastly, the SSD you get must be able to run at SATA II specs

Durum:

open