Help required! iMac Thunderbolt boot up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cedricquey, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. cedricquey macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Nuke61 macrumors 6502

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    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!
     
  3. LongSticks macrumors 6502

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    And with Bootcamp?

    Can you confirm whether doing the above will break windows Bootcamp and mean I have to reload it?
     
  4. Nuke61 macrumors 6502

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    I don't have any idea; I use Parallels to run Windows, not BootCamp.
     

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