Install OSX onto new SSD..Help :)

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  1. g33 macrumors 6502

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    Ive got a 13" MBP and a 120GB Vertex 2E with the optibay option where im going to put the factory HDD in the optibay.

    First of all im not worried about retaining any information on the drives so it 'should' be a straightforward task.

    Once all the components are in place do i just pop in the the OSX cd that came with my mac into an external optical drive and reinstall the OS?

    OR

    Install the SSD first, keep the optical drive in place and then boot it up with the setup disk that came with the mac. I dont have an external ODD caddie at present (not sure if i need one).

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Put both drives in it and then use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the HD to the SSD (assuming you have less than 120GB of data). After that you can erase the HD with Disk Utility
     
  3. simsaladimbamba, Dec 12, 2010
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  4. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks. link is dead though!

    do you think that it will be ok to install both Win 7 and OSX onto the SSD as ive read issues with booting from the Optibay - if i installed Win 7 there

    to make things simpler for me right now ill install the SSD and retain the ODD. The OSX disk will give me the option to format it right?....like how windows would. Then it would go about installing the OS?
     
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    Yeah, it's recommended to install Windows on the drive that is in the hard drive slot.

    Yes, you can format it with the disk as well. Just launch Disk Utility from Menu bar. Then just click install and let it do its magics
     
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    Links again, they were combined, as I missed pressing enter and they looked like this in the address bar of your browser:
    http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3810http://macs.about.com/od/applications/ss/diskutilformat.htm


    http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3810
    http://macs.about.com/od/applications/ss/diskutilformat.htm
     
  7. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys

    cant wait to feel the difference in performance! :eek:
     

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