clone or fresh install?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Luis Ortega, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    I just got an OWC 480gb ssd for my mac pro with a drive sled adapter so it fits in to the drive bays of the mac pro.
    What would be the best way to set it up?
    Can I just use superduper to clone my current system drive (a 7200rpm 1gb data drive) to the sad, or might this introduce problems because of the different types of drives being used?
    Should I reinstall the os (snow leopard) and then install all of my apps fresh for a better result?
    Is there any benefit to doing the fresh install over the clone?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    It's a personal preference. When I went SSD I cloned the boot drive, installed it and carried on as I didn't feel the need for a fresh install.
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    No, it won't introduce any problems.
     
  4. donw35 macrumors regular

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  5. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone for the advice.
    I will just clone it for now and if necessary I can always do a fresh install later on.
     
  6. LostMoose macrumors newbie

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    When I upgraded my MBP to a 256gb Samsung 830 I decided to just clone my HDD and will use that until Mountain Lion comes out. Then I was thinking about doing a fresh install after getting my hands on ML.
     
  7. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    You can upgrade 10.6 directly to 10.8. Very little has changed. Why would you think a fresh install of 10.8 would be necessary unless your current image is a mess?
     
  8. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    I always prefer a fresh install. Good way of house keeping and backing up, storing, deleting stuff.
     
  9. LostMoose macrumors newbie

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    I like to do a clean install from time to time just as a preventative measure. The clone I made to the SSD was originally 10.6.8 which I upgraded to 10.7 on the HDD when Lion was released. I'd rather not run into problems later from upgrading a second time... I'm not saying that that would cause problems, I just personally want to minimize the chances of something occurring. ;)
     
  10. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Respect.
     
  11. adsmac1 macrumors newbie

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    Reinstall

    If you have time to do reinstall all your applications, do a fresh install.

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    I fully agree with you.
     

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