before the SSD upgrade.. any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Agnoslibertine, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Agnoslibertine macrumors member

    Agnoslibertine

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    I was thinking about getting a SSD for my mac mini, but then remembered, that I have a Crusial M4 SSD in my PC that I built last year. I could use that.

    But my question, being a mac noob, I hear there are two ways to do it, after installing the hardware, I can install Lion through internet, directly, or by putting Lion on a USB. But anything else? Do I need to format the SSD before putting it inside the mac mini? Or can the mac bios format the SSD before installing lion?
     
  2. kdoug, Nov 29, 2012
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    kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I did one today and I'm going to my home machine tonight. If you have a time machine backup that's all you need. When you install the SSD, cmd-r and go to the utilities disk and it'll ask if you want to repair your disk, (only do this if you want a fusion drive). Once this is done have it install Lion through the internet, this takes longer but it'll also install your hidden disk/partition and you'll be able to use "find my Mac".
    Once it's done and it'll ask you to set up as new or install from another drive, time machine.
     
  3. Agnoslibertine thread starter macrumors member

    Agnoslibertine

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    actually I was thinking of just installing the SSD (128gb) to use for quicker program handling. and use a USB 3 external for my movies (I use the mac mainly for video edit, LOVE FCPx). :)
     

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