Hello all, Would appreciate some general guidance on a few questions. I currently have a Crucial M500 240gb SSD, that I am replacing with a 480gb version. My original 500 HDD is in the optibay, SSD in the main slot - HDD for extra storage and media, SSD has the OSX on it. When I did the initial cloning and installation of the 240gb SSD, I slipped up, and failed to clone the recovery partition. It hasn't been problematic at all, sine I have a bootable USB drive, with Mavericks installed. The few times I needed to boot into recovery, I simply ran disk repair off the usb, and it worked a charm. Now for the silly questions: I'm getting the new SSD tomorrow. 1.) If the USB option has been working so far, is it really necessary to worry about a recovery partition on the new SSD? 2.) Assuming it is a good idea to have the recovery partition installed, how would I do this? a.) Can I point CCC to my external usb, and use that to create the new recovery partition, since it won't have one on the current OS SSD to clone?; or b.) Is my only option a fresh install of Mavericks (off my usb), and then a TM transfer of the OS disc's data? Would really appreciate some advice! Ps - bit pressed for time, since I have a buyer lined up for the 240gb SSD - so which would be quicker/best as well?