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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:09 AM   #1
djreal
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Question regarding configuration

I have a 27 inch imac mid 2011 it has 1TB hard drive and 12GB ram but I'm soon gonna add a ssd I seen it be done without removing the 1TB. Once it's been fitted I was wondering if there is anyway I could move the os to the SSD and use my 1TB as a place for my files
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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Depends on a few things.

How much space is the SSD?

I would:

- Drop in the SSD
- Clone the 1T unto the SSD removing the big librairies (you can do this with super duper)
- Make the SSD bootable (also done with super duper)
- Remove unwanted files on the 1T so you can reclaim the space.
- Profit
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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The SSD will be 256GB what I was going to do was make a partition cutting down the size of the os partition image that partition and put that image on the SSD and then boot from the SSD
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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If you clone the partition you don't have to shrink it down.

It will copy 1 to 1 to the other disk. Just make sure either:

- That the data on 1T is less than 256G
- Or make sure to remove the big librairies from the cloning part.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 07:22 AM   #5
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I see ok once I've cloned it I can wipe it using disk utility so i'm left with a blank drive
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