Help with SSD and Old Drive to External Setup

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Management, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Management macrumors member

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    I would like to purchase an SSD HD for my OS, applications, and some data. (Any suggestions: 60-120GB).

    I want to know what enclosures I can buy that I can put the hold Mac Mini drive in that would connect to the Mini with a fast Firewire cable. Also what software I can use to do a clean installation of my OS?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Management thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you!!

    How does that OWC drive compare to the OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SSD?
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Slightly faster and much better support for Macs. They both use SF-1200 controller so the speed difference isn't huge but with OCZ, e.g. firmware updates are only for Windows.
     
  4. Management thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the responses. Pulling the trigger today. :)

    Before doing a clean installation is there any formating I would have to do to the drive before the clean installation? No plans for Boot Camp.
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    yes just format it like a standard hdd use mac disk utility program to do so.
     

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