How to move just apps and settings to SSD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SmittS, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. SmittS macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Hey all. I plan on adding a 128 GB SSD to my 2011 27" iMac in addition to the 1TB HDD. I want to move pretty much everything except my iTunes data (movies/music) to the SSD. Am I correct in my methodology?

    1. Install SSD
    2. Boot and use Disk Utility to format.
    3. Boot using Lion install USB key.
    4. Install Lion to SSD.
    5. Make SSD my boot drive.
    6. Use migration assistant to move user accounts/apps/etc. to the SSD.
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    If all your media is currently in the iTunes media folder within the app, then I would first recommend moving that to your desktop. That way, you can still move iTunes over to the SSD when you replace it and you would just be able to reassign the library location. But other than that, I think it looks good.

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