How to upgrade ssd and operating system

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  1. blangst1 macrumors newbie

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    Quick question my cmbp has Mavericks and I want to put a ssd in it. Is it better to upgrade to Yosemite then put ssd in or put ssd in and upgrade to Yosemite?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd do a clean install on the new SSD and then migrate your data.
     
  3. blangst1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So a install of Yosemite or Mavericks?
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It shouldn't matter. I'd do Yosemite, because it's easy.
     
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  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't bother upgrading the OS on a hard drive that's going to get tossed. It's just a waste of time since you'll have to install it again with the new SSD.

    Pop the SSD in and start from a clean slate.
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I'd clone your HDD to the SSD, then install the SSD, then once booting and all good upgrade to Yosemite. That way if something doesn't work you will know whether it is due to the SSD or the change to Yosemite.

    Oh and you can put the old HDD in a USB caddy and use it as a scratch drive if you wanted...
     

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