Add SSD, CCC old to new and install ok?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Gozar, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Gozar macrumors regular

    Gozar

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    #1
    I've read through a number of threads on SSDs in the Mini but would appreciate advice since I am coming from a PC background.

    I have a 2011 mid level Mini, an external sata dock and a shiny new Samsung 830 256GB SSD.
    Does this process "hold water" as Cousin Vinny would say.

    Insert SSD to sata dock connected by USB to Mini
    Format the SSD with disk utility
    Clone the current 500GB drive to the SSD using CCC
    Install SSD to mini as second drive
    Select SSD as boot drive, upon start up
    Erase original HDD, keep a backup on separate external drive in case I mess up

    Am I missing something here?

    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    You are right on target. That will work just fine. :)
     
  3. Gozar thread starter macrumors regular

    Gozar

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    #3
    Thanks!
    I now have a project this weekend.
     

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