How to upgrade ssd and operating system

blangst1

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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?
 

T5BRICK

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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?
I'd do a clean install on the new SSD and then migrate your data.
 

snaky69

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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?
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.
 
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simonsi

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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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