Clean install on Mac Pro and old hardrive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JoeRalat, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. JoeRalat macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I just order a new 1tb hard drive for my Mac pro (2008 model). I did a install of snow leopard and after A few months the computer is unusable. It freeze all the time and I can't do any work on it.

    So I order a new drive, I will be doing a clean install from my snow leopard upgrade disk on the new drive. What I am going to do is remove the old drive and install the new one, but after I reinstall the os on the new drive, I want to put the old drive back and copy my files from the old drive to the new.

    Will there be any problems with that. I will not be copying apps, just my adobe files and my iTunes music.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As long as both HDs work, it should be fine. If your current HD is dead, then it won't
     
  3. JoeRalat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My fear is booting issues. Both drives will have Mac os on them. Will there be issues with the computer trying to figure out which one to boot from.
     
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    Hold alt while booting so you can select the boot drive
     
  5. JoeRalat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help. One last question, is there a way so the new hard rive will be the one to boot up from.

    Thanks again
     
  6. toxic macrumors 68000

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    in System Prefs - Startup Disk, the highlighted disk is the default boot disk. I think there's a Startup Disk utility in the install CD as well.
     

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