Easy way to move everything to new Fusion HD?

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

  1. drrich2 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2005

    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?


    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

    Mar 31, 2011
    Carbon copy cloner is free for a month, I used it when I installed my ssd.
  3. drrich2 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2005
    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?


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