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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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Carbon Copy and SSD + HD

MBP with SSD and HD in optical bay.
HD has plenty of space but isn't empty.

(Note: Full external backup created of both drives already.)


I'd like to make a carbon copy clone of my internal SSD with Lion OS to the internal optibay HD and then do a clean install of ML on the SSD.
Is this a good idea, or does making a CCC to the HD wipe what was originally on the HD?
Will the HD be bootable with Lion on it using the option-key-start method if things go wrong with the SSD?
Thanks for any ideas/help.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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CCC won't erase your HD. It will work out just like you're wanting it too, and will be bootable.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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MBP with SSD and HD in optical bay.
HD has plenty of space but isn't empty.

(Note: Full external backup created of both drives already.)


I'd like to make a carbon copy clone of my internal SSD with Lion OS to the internal optibay HD and then do a clean install of ML on the SSD.
Is this a good idea, or does making a CCC to the HD wipe what was originally on the HD?
Will the HD be bootable with Lion on it using the option-key-start method if things go wrong with the SSD?
Thanks for any ideas/help.
If you partition the HD, you should be able to create a bootable clone from the SSD. Remember to follow CCC's instructions to also clone the recovery partition.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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If you partition the HD, you should be able to create a bootable clone from the SSD. Remember to follow CCC's instructions to also clone the recovery partition.
If you clone Lion and CCC does not see a Recovery HD on the destination drive, it will create one automatically (assuming one was present on the source).
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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Good stuff. Thanks guys.
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