Help required! iMac Thunderbolt boot up

cedricquey

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 30, 2007
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Hi guys,


Are u guys able to provide steps on how u all set up ur Mac to boot up from external drive? And do u guys delete the os from ur internal drive after doing it?
And how do I just install programs on my ssd and keep all the other files like pics and movies and songs on my internal drive. I own a late 2012 imac.

Can I check for those using time machine as backup. How do u go about backing up the ssd data and the internal drive data? Thanks

I just bought a 256gb 840pro and the 2.5 inch seagate thunderbolt stand.

Please advice.
Thanks
 

Nuke61

macrumors 6502
Jan 18, 2013
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Columbia, SC
Use either Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! to make a clone of your internal drive to the external drive. Go into preferences and set the SSD as the boot drive. I boot from an external SSD and use the internal drive as a backup using SuperDuper!
 

LongSticks

macrumors 6502
Jul 22, 2012
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Kent, UK
And with Bootcamp?

Use either Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! to make a clone of your internal drive to the external drive. Go into preferences and set the SSD as the boot drive. I boot from an external SSD and use the internal drive as a backup using SuperDuper!
Can you confirm whether doing the above will break windows Bootcamp and mean I have to reload it?