Install on external ssd THEN swap with internal hard-drive

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  1. GenesisST macrumors 68000

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    Hi,

    Sorry if that has been answered, but I can only find information on installing on an external hard-drive.

    I want to install on a ssd drive in an external drive enclosure and set-it up leisurely. Then one day, I will swap the hard-drive as time permits.

    I'm guessing this is possible, but would like to confirm it first.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Sure is possible you will want to create a bootable USB installer though if the App you Download will not allow an install on the external, that would be the only thing to watch out for. A link below on how to create such an installer.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1649986
     
  3. GenesisST thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for taking the time to answer, but I got that part figured out.

    I'm wondering if I can move the external ssd hard-drive to the Macbook Pro so that it becomes the internal hard-drive. Once it is clean installed and set-up on the external enclosure.
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, no problem.

    This is what I did one year ago with Mountain Lion.
     
  5. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Your welcome. Certainly as the poster above has already added you could put it in a Mac Pro if you wanted OS X does not care what machine it was installed on it will work anywhere it has the hardware support for.
     
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