|Jan 31, 2013, 06:36 AM||#1|
SSD, clean install, in a Mac Pro (early 2008)
My Crucial M4 256 gig SSD is on its way. I want to do a clean install of Mountain Lion to see if that gets rid of some chronic, intermittent bugs (screen saver doesn't activate some times; other times machine will not wake up from sleep) and general sluggishness, excessive beachballishness.
My question is this: What's the best way to do a clean install on the SSD, then incorporate the SSD with my 2 terabyte HD? My user folder is 380 gigs, so I'll definitely need applications/system on one disc and user folder on another.
So what's the best way to do that with a clean install?
Should I create users that mirror existing user names, then link them somehow (I've seen "symlink" or something referenced, but don't know how to do that.) Any advice on the best approach?
|Jan 31, 2013, 07:26 AM||#2|
Move the 2 TB Disk to bay 2 and use for Large file storage.
If you leave your current install intact, you can always transfer user data and files afterwards.
|Jan 31, 2013, 08:15 AM||#3|
I was hoping to make this as painless as possible without having to reinstall a bunch of apps and recreate a bunch of settings, but if I use Migration Assistant or other tools to transfer apps and settings, I'm probably just risking inadvertently bringing over whatever caused the issues I've been trying to fix.
I think you're right: Clean install of the system; reinstallation of apps; transfer of small documents, etc., from the old installation. Then eventually prune that down to where it's only holding iTunes libraries, and other large files.
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