DIY SSD or Buy with SSD

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cdylanmr, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. cdylanmr macrumors newbie

    cdylanmr

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    Going to buy the new Mini(2.5GHz) and looking for some advise before I do.

    I want a SSD, but not sure if I should install one myself or have apple configure it. I'm confident enough to replace the HHD with a SSD myself, but not sure how to PROPERLY installing OS X Lion and software that's included.
     
  2. Liquinn Suspended

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    I'd buy it and install it myself, there should be some guides on the net how to install a SSD to the Mini.

    Good luck and I hope the SSD install goes well :)
     
  3. cdylanmr thread starter macrumors newbie

    cdylanmr

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    To the point.

    How do you PROPERLY installing OS X Lion and software that's included on a new SSD you installed?
     
  4. slyseekr macrumors member

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    Just use SuperDuper to clone the included Hard Drive onto your SSD. Takes 15 minutes.

    If you have software on a CD/DVD, you'll have to either get a USB DVD-drive or install from another computer's optical drive over the network.
     
  5. cdylanmr thread starter macrumors newbie

    cdylanmr

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    I currently don't have a Mac or PC to clone the HDD.
     
  6. JonoX macrumors member

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    If you install a new blank hard drive, simply use the Internet Recovery feature. It's built into the new Mac mini (and Airs) and will download and install Lion for you over the net!
     
  7. cdylanmr thread starter macrumors newbie

    cdylanmr

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    I will look into this.

    Thank you.


    Anyone done this before? If so, please share your experience.
     

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