Easy way to move everything to new Fusion HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by drrich2, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. drrich2 macrumors member

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    Hi:

    After discussing it here, and using the MacWorld article on making a Fusion drive, I picked up a Samsung 250 gig HD & put it into my early '08 MacPro, and formed and a Samsung 1 terabyte HD into a fusion drive.

    My boot disk is and has always been the 1 terabyte HD that came with the MacPro (I think it's a Seagate, but don't recall for certain).

    In a nutshell, I want the new Fusion drive to be the boot drive, and for everything on the original boot drive to be moved to the Fusion drive.

    Then I can reformat or just 'Trash the contents' on the old boot drive, and use it for spare storage.

    Tried Migration Assistant; it tells me I can have 2 user accounts with the same name on the computer, so I stopped that. Read about Carbon Copy Cloner online; that's $40. I assume just using the mouse to copy & paste everything, then telling the Mac the Fusion drive's the boot disk, won't work?

    What's the easiest way to get this done?

    Richard.

    P.S.: We've moved twice since this computer was bought, I believe, and I don't know where the OS installation CD or DVD is. Also, when I pull up the App Store, it shows Mountain Lion for $20 or so. I paid for the upgrade via the App Store when Mountain Lion came out, so I don't know whether the App Store will let me install to the Fusion Drive, or whether it'll charge me $20, and whether it would do me any good to do that.

    P.S. #2: Thanks in advance, everybody!!!
     
  2. Jake0604 macrumors regular

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    Carbon copy cloner is free for a month, I used it when I installed my ssd.
     
  3. drrich2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, got it copying now.

    It's my understanding that with Apple's new Macs, if you use a Fusion drive, the OS goes on the SSD, and whatever files you use most often are preferentially put on it, too.

    Does that happen with a 'home made' Fusion drive added after the fact?

    Richard.
     

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