Question regarding configuration

Discussion in 'iMac' started by djreal, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. macrumors member

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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
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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