About to install SSD into mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Silver5656, May 9, 2012.

  1. Silver5656, May 9, 2012
    Last edited: May 9, 2012

    Silver5656 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    So i plan on installing a new ssd into my old mbp and was wondering which software is recommended to clone the drive. I normally wouldnt do this but my itunes library is quite large and figure this way would be faster than doing a clean install and then having to re-import the library
  2. purpletacoz macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2012
    they are tied to the computer, it comes standardized on Mac OSX lion but older versions (SL, Leopard) aren't. if you install a new drive on your computer as long as you install Lion your good
  3. Silver5656 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    lol thanks for the reply, i edited it again so it looks like ure answer doesnt match but it did.:)

    If i do decide to do a clean install, because my itunes media is on my nas, can i just reinstall itunes and then point the library to the nas?
  4. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    All you have to do is replace the itunes folder in USER>Music on the new install. The itunes folder has all the necessary data in it.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you're looking to clone the drive, then I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner.

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