How to go about replacing hdd and upgrading to 10.5 osx

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by o2sys, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. o2sys macrumors member

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    So i will be swapping out the original 80gb hdd with an ssd. At the same time i want to upgrade to leopard.

    Its used (new to me) so it doesnt have any data i need to back up. Want to know the best way to go about this.

    Install leopard first to the 80gb then copy it over to the ssd or just install the ssd and install leopard clean? Or it doesnt matter?
     
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  3. adamtheturtle macrumors member

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    There's no point wasting your time copying it all over so just install Leopard after installing the SSD. However note that Leopard does not have TRIM support meaning that the long term effects will harm your SSD. I think there might be an app to sort that out.
     
  4. martychang macrumors regular

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    What Mac, and do you already have the SSD? If so, what SSD? If it's an OWC it has built in TRIM with no OS support required. Also unless you have a PCI SATA card that permits Mac booting I think you're SOL with pretty much any other SSD, except some Transcend IDE drives, last I heard of those was 2009ish though.

    Anyone can feel free to correct me on this.
     
  5. o2sys thread starter macrumors member

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    So sorry, this it's on a iMac g4 1.25 GHz model. And yes it's an owc ssd.
     

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