Installing SSd help??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mactastic91, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Mactastic91 macrumors newbie

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    I'm Going to put an SSd in my 2011 mbp tonight and was wondering if I had to do anything with the operating system? Or is it as simple as just putting the SSd in? Thanks for the help.

    James.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You'll have to put in the new drive, boot from the OS disk, format the SSD to HFS+ (Journaled), then install the OS
     
  3. Mactastic91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where can I get an os disk? Thanks for the quick reply?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    One should have come with your machine. It'll be a gray disk in the box.
     
  5. Mactastic91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot I really appreciate it!
     
  6. Mactastic91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the SSS installed and put the os disk in and I went through a couple steps and I get to an "install Mac os x" screen, it says to select disk I want to install Mac os x and there are no options, buy if I click on utilities up top I see an option for the SSd. Please help
     
  7. Tyrion macrumors 6502a

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    You have to enter "disk utility" using the "utilities" option. Use this tool to format your SSD to HFS+. Then the installer should recognize the drive.
     
  8. Mactastic91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am there and I clicked on my ssd on the left hand side but the bottom buttons won't let me click them. The verify disk permissions, verify disk man this is depressing.
     
  9. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    To properly format your drive, click the SSD on the left, then go into partition. Change the volume scheme to 1 partition, and set that to "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". Also, in the options menu at the bottom, make sure the disc is partitioned with a GUID partition table.
     
  10. Mactastic91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it installed and it's working. however I didn't make sure to check the GUID partion table... Anyways I'm really dissapointed at the performance. I installed a kingston ssd now v series and its not much faster. Hmm...Do I have to install the os on the ssd when it boots up again? P.S. My computer boot up in 28sec with the hdd. And now around 25 with the ssd. I havent noticed a difference in the snappiness of opening apps.
     

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