Adding a SSD onto my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by striderrftn, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. striderrftn macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently using a 2011 model 13" MBP with the basic configuration.

    Now I'm thinking of adding a second drive (a SSD) on this machine and get rid of the optical drive which I hardly use.

    Can anyone please advise me how to make the SSD my startup disk with the OS (Lion), and the original HDD a pure storage drive?

    Currently I have everything stored in this HDD.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Make a backup in TM, install SSD and HDD, and install OSX to SSD. Move home folder to HDD. Migrate old TM data back.
     
  3. striderrftn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do I migrate back to the HDD or SSD?
     
  4. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    Faster way:
    install new ssd. Boot off the lion recovery disk. Use disk utilities to restore your current partition onto the new ssd.
     
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    That's the problem - if you simply restore, it will see there isn't enough room on the SSD for everything and give an error (assuming that since you need a dual-drive setup, your total data is more than just the SSD). Moving the home folder will make personal data go to the HDD and programs go to the SSD.
     

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