About to install SSD into mbp

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

  1. Silver5656, May 9, 2012
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    Silver5656 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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 68040

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    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

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

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