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Feb 25, 2013, 09:19 PM
Hi all- my MacBook Pro's hard drive failed and I installed a new SSD as well as a regular HHD (Replacing the optical drive with a DataDoubler). I have OS X Mountain Lion installed on the SSD and want to restore using a time machine backup on the regular HHD, however I can't figure out to restore to that drive instead of the startup SSD. Is the a way to do this? Or do I need to go ahead and install OS X on the HHD, restore, and then switch the drives.

Thanks for your help!

Feb 26, 2013, 08:14 AM
You should be able to plug in the TM disk then option key boot to the TM backup and restore it to the drive of your choice.